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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Five For Friday 129

“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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Trading Pixels: Shantanu Starick

While many photographers are struggling with how to make a living from their craft, Shantanu Starick is just living. Since 2012, the Australian photographer has been bartering his services for food, shelter and transportation to his next destination in a project called Pixel Trade. When he began the project twenty-seven months ago, he set a […]

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The Golden Land: Chris Leskovsek

“After 24 hours, I arrive in Yangon. The smells, the dust, and the extreme hot and humid conditions are some of the things that I won’t forget very easily.” – Chris Leskovsek One of the things I love about doing On Taking Pictures is all of the terrific email we get from listeners. Some offer comments […]

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The Signs of Life: Daniel Zakharov

Late last year, we featured the work of Daniel Zakharov in an installment of Five For Friday for his series Modern Wilderness. Recently, Daniel completed a new series of 200 photographs called The Signs of Life, in which he explores everyday objects (and some not so everyday) in the windows of houses around his neighborhood. “It all […]

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Five For Friday #116

“Everyone has talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.” ― Erica Jong Nearly 100 years ago, Arthur Mole and John D. Thomas created a series of forced perspective “living portraits” made by using a megaphone and a long pole with a white flag tied to the […]

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