#187: A Cultivated Fantasy


This week, we’re talking about leaps—not leaps of faith, but rather those unconscious leaps in process, technique or vision that serve as lines of demarcation for the work that came before and after them. Also, a listener writes in for advice about how to position the services he offers. Plus, a couple Crit Wall selections and a teaser for next week’s show around the stages of an artist’s life and career. Brigitte Lacombe is our Photographer of the Week.

On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment #twice

Damn Good Advice (For People with Talent!): How To Unleash Your Creative Potential by America’s Master Communicator, George Lois

The Mindful Geek: Secular Meditation for Smart Skeptics

Jackson Pollock | MoMA

Jackson Pollock. Landscape with Steer. c. 1936–37 | MoMA

Jackson Pollock. There Were Seven in Eight. c. 1945 | MoMA

Reuters Issues a Worldwide Ban on RAW Photos

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer fired after admitting that he doctored Syrian war rebel picture by photoshopping camera out of original image | Daily Mail Online

Dear Adobe, Your iPad Apps are a Mess. — Medium

Do Visual Stories Make People Care? | NPR Visuals

The seven ages of an artist | Art and design | The Guardian

Brigitte Lacombe

Brigitte Lacombe – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

My Most Important Photograph: Brigitte Lacombe, New York, 1988 | TIME

Charlie Rose | charlierose.com

» Taylor Wessing

Brigitte Lacombe books on Amazon

#186: Little Blips of Satisfaction


This week, we begin with a warm thank you to everyone who made it out to the DC meetup. It was really terrific to get to meet you all and we will definitely be doing more of these. The big discussion centers around a question from a listener who asked whether talking so much affects the doing—and both the quality and quantity of what we actually are able to ship. Also, giving yourself permission to fail. Icelandic shooter, Ragnar Axelsson is our Photographer of the Week.

On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #morningroutine

John Oliver Paris Attacks – YouTube

Jeremy Mann

Artist Anish Kapoor finds “royal response” to Versailles anti-Semitism – Telegraph

Kapoor Versailles – Palace of Versailles


Viewpoint: How creativity is helped by failure – BBC News

Perfect and Unrehearsed – NYTimes.com

No Cameras Necessary: 8 Camera-Less Photographers You Need To Know | The Creators Project

Ragnar Axelsson

All the ‘Happy Birthday’ song copyright claims are invalid, federal judge rules – LA Times

Artists In Jackson

#185: What Keeps You Falling Back Into It?


This week, the dangers of letting yourself become defined by what you produce or how much (or how little) it is worth. Also, you can’t make iconic work, but you might be able to make it good. The problem is, is good good enough? Plus, Instagram as a platform for buying and selling art. Ben Thomas is our Photographer of the Week.

On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #Tools

OTP November Meetup in Washington DC – Google+



Social Media and the Art World: Buying and Selling Art on Instagram — Vogue

Instagram Star Essena O’Neill Condemns Social Media

Do Mass Layoffs at National Geographic Portend an Erosion of Scientific Integrity? | Nonprofit Quarterly

Rupert Murdoch Lays Off National Geographic Staff

Mary Ellen Mark’s Nikon FM2 28mm Lens to Benefit The American Red Cross 018208016839 | eBay

Leica M4 Garry Winogrand

Hasselblad and DJI “form strategic partnership” | Photo Rumors

DJI Osmo – Reimagine Movement | DJI

Man interviews himself 38 years later and makes it into an amazing movie / Boing Boing

Video Shows How One Softbox Can Have Ten Totally Different Uses | Resource Magazine

Helmut by June (1995) – YouTube

Chroma — Ben Thomas

#184: A Somewhat Liberal Political Predilection


This week, do creatives always have a responsibility to practice their craft? Or, should we get to choose when and how we let inspiration move us into action? Also, do you work better alone, or when surrounded by others who may be on a similar creative journey? Plus, we discuss a couple photography-related iOS apps and a terrific Kickstarter photobook project that uses a unique printing method to beautifully complement the theme of the subject matter. Michael Borek is our Photographer of the Week.

On Taking Pictures – Community – Assignment – #cool


Photographer criticised by indigenous people and Survival International | Global development | The Guardian

Astonish-Me! App for mobile devices | Philippe Halsman

Avedon on the App Store

Like a Pearl in my Hand by Carina Hesper — Kickstarter

Torpedo Factory Art Center

Linda Linda by The Blue Hearts-japanese+english lyrics – YouTube

Director Sam Mendes on Going Back to 35mm for ‘Spectre’

HOME | Michael Borek

Picture 156 « Album 1 « Gallery 8 « PORTFOLIO | Michael Borek

#183: We’re Playing It Blue Today

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This week, Bill is on his honeymoon in Europe, so we’re doing another Q&A show that we actually recorded last week before he left. Ironically, we did the show on Back to the Future Day, which means that while we were recording it for the future, you’re really listening to it in the past. Science!

The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Oregon City — Shadow Quality

California Photographer


Robert Rauschenberg. Rebus. 1955 | MoMA

ColorMunki Display on Amazon

On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #NewPlace