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“There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun.” – Pablo Picasso   Dario Moschetta The gorgeous, glitchy, frenetic paintings of Dario Moschetta are a recent find of mine—in fact, I couldn’t tell you […]

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“Creativity is putting your imagination to work, and it’s produced the most extraordinary results in human culture.” — Ken Robinson   Affinity Photo If you’re a Mac user looking for an alternative to Photoshop, the folks at Serif just might have you covered. Affinity Photo was designed from the ground up to edit photos and […]

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Insights: May 2015

  “Your influences are all worth sharing because they clue people in to who you are and what you do—sometimes even more than your own work.” – Austin Kleon Eight years ago, I faced a choice: stay in Canada or move to Japan. Which would you have chosen, the safety and comfort of home or […]

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Paris Photo LA 2015

Over this past weekend, I attended Paris Photo LA on the Paramount Pictures backlot. It’s the third time I’ve been to the show in as many years and in that time, it’s become the one show that I really look forward to. The fair has a fantastic cross-section of what’s happening in photography, with the […]

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Ainsi (Thus): Jean-Claude Pondevie

A couple weeks ago, I got a very nice letter from a French photographer named Jean-Claude Pondevie. If the name doesn’t immediately ring a bell for you, you’re not alone. Until last year’s Paris Photo LA, I’d never heard of him either, but he has since become one of my favorite photographers. The chance of discovery […]

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On Taking Pictures 153: The Community Is Getting Inside My Head

This week, we talk a bit about the democratization of photography vs demonetization, not from the point of view of making money but from simply making pictures. Also, how can social media impact photography as an individual pursuit? When did photography become a social activity? Francesca Woodman is our Photographer of the Week. http://fdlyr.co/d/otp/cdn.5by5.tv/audio/broadcasts/otp/2015/otp-153.mp3 Download […]

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