On Taking Pictures #88: Didn’t You Hear My Inner Monologue?


For the last episode of OTP in 2013, we discuss looking back to look forward. We look not at creating resolutions as much as mantras, concepts to drive us ahead and allow some wiggle room for the things that don’t work out exactly the way you think they will. Also, we look at ways to refine/expand the OTP G+ Group, which has now crossed 800! Iconic photojournalist Steve McCurry is our Photographer of the Week. Thank you so much for your time, your energy and your willingness to let us wrestle with the things we do week after week. We couldn’t do it without you.

Show Notes

“Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience” on Amazon
John Mayer | Life In Music | Oxford Union – YouTube
“Secret Knowledge” David Hockney on Amazon
Century-old photo negatives found in Antarctic explorer’s hut – CNN.com
‘Tim’s Vermeer’ Review: Penn & Teller’s Doc a Magic Mix of Art and Science – TheWrap

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Photographer of the Week

Steve McCurry
OTP #41: Our Microscopes Got More Powerful
The Last Roll of Kodachrome—Frame by Frame! | Vanity Fair
National Geographic Search for the Afghan Girl Part One – YouTube
Part Two | Part Three | Part Four
The Sartorialist: The Steve McCurry Interview, Part One – YouTube
Part Two | Part Three | Part Four | Part Five

Books We Recommend

Steve McCurry Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs
Steve McCurry: The Iconic Photographs: Standard Edition
Steve McCurry: Portraits
Steve McCurry: The Unguarded Moment
Steve McCurry: Looking East: Portraits by Steve McCurry