#221: All the Salt in the World

© Ed Kashi

© Ed Kashi

This week, we talk about getting out of your own way and recognize that giving up control doesn’t mean giving up the wheel. Also, we discuss a fascinating article on Chuck Close and what we sometimes leave on the studio floor in the name of art. Plus, photojournalist Ed Kashi is our Photographer of the Week.

Serenity Prayer – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru (2016) – IMDb

The Mysterious Metamorphosis of Chuck Close – The New York Times

Chuck Close: Work on Amazon

Richard Serra – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Shaden: Gallery


Painting With Pixels (O’ Brother, Where Art Thou) – YouTube

Affinity Photo – Professional image editing software for Mac

Russian Images of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Were Altered, Report Finds – NYTimes.com

MH17 Anniversary

Tinkertown Museum – New Mexico’s Premier Folk Art Environment

Great Big Story

Ed Kashi

The Unspoken Consequences of a Photojournalist’s Life | TIME

East Village — Red Hook Lobster Pound

Diane Arbus: In the Beginning | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

#220: They Want Paul Bunyan


© Daniel Milnor

This week, we’re taking a look at the fact vs. the possible fiction around the myth of famed photojournalist Robert Capa — specifically, the photographs of the D-Day invasion in WWII. Also, a discussion around gear. What do you do when the camera is the limitation, not your vision, and you’re trying to decide whether or not you’re “pro” enough to justify a major upgrade? How much should passion play into the equation? Daniel Milnor is our Photographer of the Week.

On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #forgotten

Malcolm Gladwell: Choice, happiness and spaghetti sauce | TED Talk | TED.com

Hyperfocal distance – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Robert Capa – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Robert Capa on D-Day « Photocritic International

Robert Capa’s Iconic D-Day Photo of a Soldier in the Surf | TIME

Guest Post 12: Rob McElroy on Robert Capa « Photocritic International

Alternate History: Robert Capa on D-Day (3) « Photocritic International

Paul Bunyan – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“The Lost Painting” on Amazon

July 10, 2016 — Cyclones Triple Play – YouTube

Peter Doig – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Last Known Roll of Kodak Film From 1888 – The Atlantic

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

Daniel Milnor: Photographing On His Own Terms – The Leica Camera Blog

Documentary Photography: Tips & Advice by Daniel Milnor – YouTube

SMOGRANCH – reporting from the edge of the creative world

The Mexican Suitcase – YouTube

#219: Bell Curve of Adoption


This week, an article in the New York Times about Richard Avedon’s project “In the American West” has us discussing legacy. Who really owns your work after you’ve gone? Also, can you overshoot your own “creative sweet spot” only to end up in uncharted waters? We use the work of fantastic painter Andrew Salgado as an example. Plus, when do you give in to technology, even if it means changing a workflow that has worked for years? Janette Beckman is our Photographer of the Week.

Dia Art Foundation – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Robert Irwin: All the Rules Will Change – Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Avedon, Unsigned – The New York Times

Avedon on the App Store

Andrew Salgado

Storytelling on Vimeo

David Korty Example #1

David Korty Example #2

Janette Beckman – Photographer

Janette Beckman – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Leon Bridges (@leonbridgesofficial) • Instagram photos and videos

#218: Moon Rocks Down Here Cost a Lot of Money


This week, a discussion around limited editions and perceived value. Does a false sense of scarcity make people want work more? And how does scarcity affect value if the demand isn’t there to begin with? Also, we talk about the notion of creative rivalry using the Pet Sounds and Rubber Soul as a jumping off point. Plus, some gear thoughts around Hasselblad’s new X1D medium format mirrorless camera. Bill Cunningham is our Photographer of the Week.

On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #streetfashion

RAMS: The First Feature Documentary About Dieter Rams by Gary Hustwit — Kickstarter

Google Maps

Limited Editions are a Useless Floodgate: the ocean of images cannot be tamed. — infinite industries — Medium

Amazon.com: Love & Mercy: Elizabeth Banks, John Cusack, Paul Dano, Lionsgate

The impact of Beach Boys’s ‘Pet Sounds’ 50 years later | The Chronicle

X1D – Hasselblad

Announcing the Hasselblad X1D-50c: medium format mirrorless is here. – Ming Thein | Photographer

LR/Instagram – Lightroom Publish Plugin for Instagram

MIDI2LR by rsjaffe

MIDI – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bill Cunningham, Legendary Times Fashion Photographer, Dies at 87 – The New York Times

Zeitgeist Films :: Bill Cunningham New York :: a film by Richard Press

Bill Cunningham – Video Channel – NYTimes.com

#217: A Plus B Equals Jello


This week, you’ve got questions and we’ve got answers. Spoiler: Not all of the answers are good. Great questions about motivation, focus, growth, the business side, finding balance and more. Plus a new assignment and Josef Hoflehner is our Photographer of the Week.

On Taking Pictures – Community – Assignment: #lookingup

Champions of a Monster Polaroid Yield to the Digital World – The New York Times

Limited Editions are a Useless Floodgate: the ocean of images cannot be tamed. — infinite industries — Medium

Storytelling on Vimeo

Vision Is Better | David duChemin – World & Humanitarian Photographer, Nomad, Author.

Q&A@F+B No. 5: Bill Wadman – Faded & Blurred

POLITICO’s 2016 Nerdcast | Free Listening on SoundCloud

220/221 Volts Whatever it takes? – YouTube

David Foster, episode #270 of Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show on Earwolf

Hasselblad to Release a ‘World’s First’, Posts Second Teaser Image

Josef Hoflehner Photographer – Portfolios

Josef Hoflehner: Retrospective

Somewhere in Time (film) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

40th Birthday | National Air and Space Museum