#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

#216: Unintentionally Intentional


This week, are 10,000 hours alone really enough to be great at anything? Maybe, but the real answer is likely more nuanced. Experience does not necessarily equal expertise. Intent and purpose — not to mention innate ability — also play a role in chasing perfection. Plus, can analog tools make digital processing more efficient? Jim Brandenburg is our Photographer of the Week.

On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #community

10,000 hours to become an expert? Sorry, that number is off. / Boing Boing

The Right Way to Practice

Palette Gear: Hands-on Control of your Favourite Software

Jim Brandenburg Gallery

Jim Brandenburg

Chased by the Light A Photographic Journey with Jim Brandenburg – YouTube

The Donut Pub

#215: Don’t Trust Experts


This week, a discussion around the work of painter Jeremy Mann, via the documentary A Solitary Mann by Loic Zimmermann. How much does happenstance figure into your creative output? Is your current style intentional or the result of a “happy accident” that you now continue to refine? The recent killing of an NPR photojournalist in Afghanistan sparks a conversation around photojournalism and the multiple areas where importance figures into making. Plus, remembering Muhammad Ali through the incredible photographs of his life and career. Nick Brandt is our Photographer of the Week.

On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #dirty

a Solitary Mann_trailer on Vimeo

Derren Brown – Svengali Speed Painting Effect – YouTube

Official Website Of Syd Mead 2015

Syd Mead, Still Designing The Future After 50 Years : NPR

Gerhard Richter | artnet

HBO: Documentaries | Witness: Juarez | Home

David Gilkey – Photographing Haiti – YouTube

’70s High School Art Project Mistakenly Valued At $50K On ‘Antiques Roadshow’ : The Two-Way : NPR

Muhammad Ali was the greatest in one of sports’ most iconic photos, too – The Washington Post

The King and I: Neil Leifer on Photographing Muhammad Ali | GQ

Muhammad Ali, 1966/1970 – Archive – The Gordon Parks Foundation

Muhammad Ali: SI’s 100 Greatest Photos of The Greatest

2014 Samsung Flexible OLED Display Phone and Tab Concept – YouTube

Muhammad Ali, 1966/1970 – Archive – The Gordon Parks Foundation


Nick Brandt: Photography

NICK BRANDT | Inherit the Dust: Nick Brandt Photographs

Nick Brandt: Photography

Look3 Conference

Ask Bill & Dan Episode 15

#214: The Oxygen and the Spark


© Clayton James Cubitt

This week, baseball and theater inspire a discussion around making things that can’t be made and how the conversation between maker and audience is sometimes the exact context that is lacking. Also, a discussion around landscape photography prompted by a listener email. Plus, a wrap up (for now at least) of the current Steve McCurry snafu. Clayton James Cubitt is our Photographer of the Week.

On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #energy

Grant Achatz – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Netflix Documentary Series: Cooked | Michael Pollan

Modernist Cuisine | The Art and Science of Cooking

Modernist Cuisine on Amazon

Cry room – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


El Hokkaido de Michael Kenna (subtitulado en español) (Parte 1) – YouTube

The Diane Arbus You’ve Never Seen – The New York Times

Les Demoiselles d’Avignon – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cheltenham (typeface) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Harvey Wang

aSolitaryMann-HD – A Solitary Mann – Don’t Come Knocking

Mann Volume 1 – 827 INK

Clayton Cubitt Tumblr

Clayton Cubitt

Clayton James Cubitt – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Baked French Toast Casserole with Maple Syrup Recipe : Paula Deen : Food Network

#213: You’re Not About the Craft If You Use Laser Triggers


This week, we’re talking about memories, specifically the culling of photographic memories. If forced to choose, how do you decide which memories to keep? What single shot best captures your childhood, your wedding, your parents or children? In the deluge of photographic imagery, how you choose the right lifeboat? Also, Cindy Sherman has released her first new work in five years, but without any context, is it any good? Hiro is our Photographer of the Week.

The Making of Amadeus (2002) – YouTube

Samuel Pepys: Diary, Letters, Family Tree, Maps, Encyclopedia, Discussion and more

Which Rock Star Will Historians of the Future Remember? – The New York Times

Google made an insanely high-res camera to preserve great works of art | The Verge

Life’s Little Adventures: Avedon Years

Artist Series :: Laura Wilson | The Art of Photography

Cindy Sherman Releases First New Work in 5 Years – Feature Shoot

Facebook Removed This Father and Son Photo Twice – Bokeh by DigitalRev

Medium Format Misc YASHICA MAT 124G | KEH Camera

Rolleiflex Rolleinar 1 Close Up Lens – Dave Carroll

Hiro (photographer) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Indelible Images From a Fashion Photography Icon – The New York Times

Hiro (Yasuhiro Wakabayashi) on Pinterest

Photographer : Hiro (yasuhiro wakabayashi) on Pinterest

Hiro: Photographs on Amazon