#212: Audience Inflation

#211: I Do Wanna Be A Person Eating Pancakes!



This week, we talk about the continuing evolution of photography from the perspective of seeing how genres are blending into one another and how so much of contemporary photography can fall under “lifestyle.” Also, two sides of a Photoshop discussion around retouching — one from the point of view of a model and the other from an icon of photojournalism. Plus, how do you feel about narrative in photography? Do you want to be told what a photo or body of work means, or do you prefer assigning your own narrative and/or backstory to the work? Bruce Davidson is our Photographer of the Week.

#210: I’m Over Here in Sharpshooter’s Corner


This week, after a quick teaser of next week’s show, we’re taking your questions and attempting to answer them. Topics range from gear to legacy to what makes a great photographer. We love doing these shows and if you didn’t get a question in this time, keep an eye out for the next one. Maurice Tabard is our Photographer of the Week.

On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #Stilllife

Leica’s M-D is a digital camera for manual purists

Bugge Body Parts — Bill Wadman

Million Dollar Photographer

Pricing Guides | American Society of Media Photographers

Cradoc fotoSoftware

Control Freak Passive Volume Control | Emotiva

Tabard, Maurice : Photography, History | The Red List

Maurice Tabard – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Maurice Tabard | MoMA

“Faking It” on Amazon

#209: Oddly Fascinating


This week, the unexpected passing of Prince has us starting the show discussing art from the perspective of both ownership and influence. We talk about priorities (artistic and otherwise) and to what degree our presence in the world allows us to experience the world. Plus, we discuss some of the differences between opinion and critique and how who you ask can be just as important as what. Alex Prager is our Photographer of the Week.

On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #transition

Susan Rogers Reflects on Her Work with Prince | Berklee College of Music

Purple Rain’s sound engineer remembers Prince: ‘A very rare bird’ – Home | As It Happens | CBC Radio

The Moment with Brian Koppelman – Gabrielle Hamilton: 3/29/16 | Listen via Stitcher Radio On Demand

Aperture Anthology: The Minor White Years

Eric Clapton Opens Up About ‘The Very Real Way’ Prince Brought Him Out Of Depression

Sarah Oliphant – Conversations with Artists — Jonsar Studios

EO Hoppé’s portraits – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

2The.Impressionists.Painting.and.Revolution.2of4.The.Great.Outdoors.PDTV.XviD.AC3.MVGroup.org – Video Dailymotion

Peter Capaldi: ‘A lot of surrealist art is about sex’ – video | Art and design | The Guardian

Unlock Art – Search results | Tate

Alex Prager – Photography & Films

Alex Prager: Crowd Control | NOWNESS

MoMA | New Photography 2010 | Alex Prager

Sign ‘O’ The Times [Outtake] – YouTube

#208: Echoes of Memories

All from Bodine's Industry: The Dignity of Work. Sparrow Point Blast Furnace, 1946 (Plate 010) photo by A. Aubry Bodine.

This week, Happy Anniversary to us! We talk a bit about four years of On Taking Pictures, which leads to a discussion on the value of output. There’s the idea of getting better with practice, which we’ve talked about several times, but also the value of the body of work as an object, independent of anything else. We also talk about meanings we associate to objects and share a wonderful email from a listener called “The Mythology of Things” in which he works through some reasons that objects become more to us than their component parts. Also, is the Photo Renaissance over or are we in a New Golden Age of photography? Former Baltimore Sun photographer A. Aubrey Bodine is our Photographer of the Week.

How Ridiculous – YouTube

Cardboard Junkie: Virtual 1982 Topps Sticker Album – Front cover and page 1

Titanic sinks in REAL TIME – 2 HOURS 40 MINUTES – YouTube

George Hurrell photos and prints

Crit Wall : Sahidus Maximus

Crit Wall : Lance Harshbarger

A. Aubrey Bodine – Baltimore Pictorialist

The photos of A. Aubrey Bodine – Baltimore Sun

Bodine’s Industry: ‘The Dignity of Work’ by A. Aubrey Bodine

A. Aubrey Bodine: Baltimore Sun pictorialist

Bodine – Man Blowing Glass

Aubrey Bodine books on Amazon

On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #cycles