#134: A Couple Dozen Eye Rolls

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Image © Carrie Mae Weems 

This week, a discussion around a documentary about Polaroid, called Time Zero, gets us wondering about objects versus process and whether there is more intrinsic value in the artifact or the content. We also look at a few “link-baity” news items around the value of photography as art. Carrie Mae Weems is our Photographer of the Week.

Time Zero | The Last Year of Polaroid Film
Instant: The Story of Polaroid
Triumph the insult comic dog – bon jovi – Video Dailymotion
Modern Art Was Used As a Torture Technique in Prison Cells During the Spanish Civil War | Open Culture
Is Black and White Photography a Gimmick?
Flat, soulless and stupid: why photographs don’t work in art galleries | Art and design | The Guardian
Morning Edition: How Kodak’s Shirley Cards Set Photography’s Skin-Tone Standard – WNYC
Bryan Adams’ heartstopping images of wounded British soldiers to go on show at Somerset House – Home News – UK – The Independent
On Taking Pictures – Community – Google+ Assignment: #horizon
Carrie Mae Weems

#133: No Way Out But Through

Image © Luis Gonzalez Palma

Image © Luis Gonzalez Palma

This week, are you an artist or an entrepreneur? While on the surface they may seem similar, each offers a unique set of challenges that often require very different approaches to overcome. It’s an important question that many of us wrestle with as we try to find a balance between creating art and producing product. Guatemalan shooter Luis Gonzalez Palma is our Photographer of the Week.

StartUp Podcast
Blackmagic Design: DaVinci Resolve 11
Keira Knightley Protests Photoshop: ‘I Think Women’s Bodies Are A Battleground’
Allow This Century Old Selfie To Make You Feel Really, Really Old
The Story of Photography | People, Events, Art & Technology – PhotoBox
Killing Lincoln | National Geographic Channel
Talented 7-Year-Old Art Prodigy Delights Art World With Her Expressive Paintings – DesignTAXI.com
Time Zero | The Last Year of Polaroid Film
Bud Light Salutes Real Men of Genius
Luis González Palma
First Run Features: THROUGH A LENS DARKLY
OPT G+ Group – Assignment: #distortion

#132: Some Kind Of Sublimation

Image © Chris Engman

Image © Chris Engman

This week, a wrap up of our terrific OTP meetup in Philly sparks an interesting discussion. Should art – both the making and the viewing – be a privilege or a right, regardless of ethnicity or economic standing? Are humans better with a healthy serving of art and culture in their diets? Also, is there such thing as too much art? Fascinating installation artist Chris Engman is our Photographer of the Week.

If you’re lucky enough to earn a living from your art, you’re probably white – The Washington Post
Amelia Earhart plane part possibly found on Pacific island – NY Daily News
CHRIS ENGMAN : WRITINGS : ARTIST STATEMENT
Luis De Jesus – Chris Engman
OTP G+ Group Assignment: #food
Jeffery’s video of his dad made with Animoto

#131: Fuddy Duddy Hall of Fame

Image © Miller Mobley

Image © Miller Mobley

This week, is your image your own? Should photographers be able to use photographs of you without your permission – or even your knowledge? Also, an interesting discussion around when the idea for a project is more interesting than the execution. Plus, pricing and what freelance photographers can expect to make. Miller Mobley is our Photographer of the Week.

PHILIP-LORCA DICORCIA: “Philip-Lorca diCorcia – Portfolio” (2001) | AMERICAN SUBURB X
Street photography: A right or invasion? – The New York Times
NY artist is suspect in national park vandalism | Las Vegas Review-JournalRachel Sussman
Mamiya 7II Review by Jack Zyberk
Usage and Pricing of Photography in Social Media — Medium
What Is Photography When Everyone’s a Photographer? | Fringe Arts | The Link
Prevailing Rates Of Photo Assignments From Various Companies Revealed – DesignTAXI.com
Millicent Rogers Museum – Taos Authentic History & Culture Antiques
Maria Martinez – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Taking Pictures: A Way for Photographers to Protect Their Work – The New Yorker
12 Exhibitions that Changed Photography Forever – LightBox
Miller Mobley | Photographer & Director | New York
Alabama-born photographer tells us what it’s like to shoot portraits of the President and Michelle Obama | AL.com
OTP G+ Group: Assignment: #MultipleExposure

#130: So Many Topics, So Little Time

Image © J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere

Image © J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere

This week, we turn the show over to you, the listeners. It’s not so much a Q&A show as it is taking deeper look at previous topics that you’ve written in about. Topics include sources of inspiration, whether video is a “must”, how to improve, what not to shoot, the future of photography and even our favorite photos. Plus, you get to hear us botch the pronunciation of J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere, our Photographer of the Week.

The Art Museum: Phaidon Press
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Exposure | Film Emulation & Photo Effects | Alien Skin Software
Melissa Wadman on Kodak Portra 800
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MoMA | Henri Matisse: The Swimming Pool
MoMA | The Collection | Robert Rauschenberg. Rebus. 1955
J. D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Coiling Penny Penny by J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere – Pigozzi Collection 2014 – Contemporary African Art Collection
J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere: Photographs: J. D. Okhai Ojeikere, J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere, Andre Magnin, Elizabeth Akuyo Oyairo: 9783908247302: Amazon.com: Books
On Taking Pictures – Community – Google+
Assignment: #Mobile
Photographer’s legacy captures nation’s spirit – CNN.com
“Capturing The Light” on Amazon