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On Taking Pictures #148: Idle Hands Problem

This week, what do you do when the motivation just isn’t there? We may love what we do, but sometimes it’s hard to hold on to whether loving the process is enough. Also, are the rich kids taking over the arts? Photojournalist Melissa Lyttle is our Photographer of the Week. http://fdlyr.co/d/otp/cdn.5by5.tv/audio/broadcasts/otp/2015/otp-148.mp3 Download MP3 (39.2MB)  | […]

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Digging In

One of my least favorite parts of developing new projects is that lull that inevitably occurs between the initial brainstorming-slash-white boarding of ideas and making any measurable progress towards their realization. During this time you’re typically making sketches, laying scenes out on index cards, pouring foundations, writing base code, etc., and it’s frustrating because this part of […]

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Where Do We Go From Here?

Last week, we made a pretty major announcement regarding the future of Faded + Blurred. Now that I’ve had a week to let the whole thing soak in, I wanted to provide a little more context on why and what it actually means moving forward. Before that, however, I’d like to thank everyone who took […]

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Tools For Your Kit

 A quest makes you a better person as you embrace the challenge and adapt to unexpected circumstances. – Chris Guillebeau I don’t know that I believe the adage that everything happens for a reason, but I do believe in serendipity – those lightning in a bottle moments when the planets all seem to align and allow […]

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North, Miss Tessmacher!

Faded + Blurred was started five years ago this month at a time when I really didn’t know which way was up. My mom had just died and, as I have said before, I felt as though I had lost my direction – my North if you will. In the beginning, Faded + Blurred didn’t really […]

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Asako Shimizu

Five For Friday #127

“We must have the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless furnace of this world.” – Jack Gilbert Located 12,000 feet above sea level and covering more than 4,000 square miles, Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat and also serves as the backdrop for Asako Shimizu’s incredible fine art landscapes. Every photograph […]

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Five For Friday #126

“Sometimes you have to let everything go – purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything – whatever is bringing you down – get rid of it. Because you will find that when you are free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.” – Tina Turner There are probably very few children who have […]

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Five For Friday #125

“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.” – Paulo Coelho Having made Palm Springs her second home for the last eight years, Nancy Baron found inspiration in a place that she is “easy to dismiss […]

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