Five For Friday 132

“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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Five For Friday 131

“Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous.” – Bill Moyers   Alexandre Farto I am absolutely fascinated by the work of Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto who, in addition to using found objects and materials, carves his large-scale dramatic portraits directly into the surfaces of walls and buildings. I love that his work can only […]

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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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It’s Not About The F-Stop [Review]

I was a fan of Jay Maisel long before I ever knew who he was or what he did for a living. I was in high school and was over at a friend’s house listening to records. My friend had amazing taste in music and introduced me to progressive rock bands like Yes, King Crimson, 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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Looking Back At My Photography Career [Guest Post]

At the moment, I’m not filled with boundless new ambitions regarding my photography career.” – Serge Van Cauwenbergh One of the topics in a recent episode of On Taking Pictures centered around recognizing when it might be time to take your creative dreams from the limelight to the wings. Living a creative life, or more to the point making a […]

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Sharp Shooters: Classic Camera T-Shirts

Bill and I had kicked around the idea of making On Taking Pictures t-shirts for months, but for whatever reason I just wasn’t into it – despite the interest from a fair number of listeners. I couldn’t decide on a design, didn’t know if I wanted to take on screen printing them myself or outsource them and over […]

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Glen McClure

Five For Friday #112

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. – Walt Disney Every year I look forward to seeing the contributions for the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest and this year is no exception. You can still enter the contest – the deadline is June 30th. [via HuffPo] Photographer and pilot Alex S. MacLean spends a […]

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