#233: Live Up To An Impossibility


© Fred Lyon

This week, we’re discussing changing directions creatively inspired by both new gear and a new environment, which raises a couple questions for us that we’d like to also ask you. To what degree does what you use affect what you make? Aside from tools, how does the environment you create in contribute to the work you produce? Also, once you make a dramatic shift and have the necessities locked in, how do you decide what comes next? Fred Lyon is our Photographer of the Week.

Milli Vanilli – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A Portrait of an American Hero and a Generation That Is Slowly Fading Away | History | Smithsonian

PENTAX 645Z | Ricoh Imaging

A Bee Gees Survivor: Barry Gibb Reflects in a Solo Album – The New York Times

Ready, Set, Reveal! Sue Bryce’s Print-Selling Phenomenon | PDN Online

Episode 749 – Larry Clark — WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

Tulsa (book) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tulsa by Larry Clark – Album on Imgur


Fred Lyon “San Francisco” on Amazon

A Conversation With Fred Lyon, San Francisco Photographer Since The 1940s | Hoodline

The Rumpus Interview With Fred Lyon – The Rumpus.net

Fred Lyon: Living Through the Lens | KQED Truly CA – YouTube

The Rowing Machine with Bill Wadman — Fitless


#232: Solid Steel Walls of Reality


This week a few thoughts around the new National Museum of African American History & Culture and how photography was sourced and is used throughout the museum. Also, rock and roll photography — has increasingly limited access to the band and performances limited the resulting quality of the work? Sails Chong is our Photographer of the Week.

National Museum of African American History and Culture | A museum that seeks to understand American history through the lens of the African American experience.

Emmett Till – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Bastille | The official Bastille website. Visit for the latest updates.

Images © Marko Krunic

Bronx Photographic Society


Fidget Cube: A Vinyl Desk Toy by Matthew and Mark McLachlan — Kickstarter

Lunacy | Field Notes

MTA ad campaign to show real New Yorkers who ‘say something’ – NY Daily News

Art Cosgrove: Kodak and The Lunar Orbiter Mission by The Kodakery | Free Listening on SoundCloud

At 83, subject of ‘American Girl in Italy’ photo speaks out – today > news – TODAY.com

Olympus Says Earth’s Rotation Limits Image Stabilization to 6.5 Stops Max

The New Yorkers by Bill Wadman Thane & Prose Publishers, New York | The Thane & Prose Press Bookstore
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Why top China-based wedding photographer Sails Chong is married to our H5D-50c – Our World – Hasselblad

On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #stripes


Studio NEXT-IMAGE (Sails Chong) – Behind the scenes in Japan – Hasselblad – Broncolor – Siros L – YouTube

Studio NEXT-IMAGE (Sails Chong) – Behind the scenes in Shanghai ????? – Hasselblad – YouTube

Singles’ Day – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

#231: I Look Forward to Looking Back


This week, we’re in a few different directions and we begin with a discussion around the Smithsonian’s newly opened National Museum of African American History and Culture. Specifically, do you feel an obligation to visit places like these – places that are as much a historical record as they are a cultural cautionary tale? Also, a followup to the gear discussion that we started last week. Plus, a terrific email from a listener inspires this week’s G+ group assignment. Claude Cahun is our Photographer of the Week.

On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #SomeoneElse

LEICA M typ 240 Review

Cey Adams | Visual Artist

Sneak Peak: Smithsonian Curators Preview New African American Museum | Culture Type

Home – Jeffery Saddoris

Cameraperson – Movie Trailers – iTunes

Searching for Bobby Fischer – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mall walking – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sony RX1R II: 42.4MP Full Frame and the World’s First Optical Variable Low-Pass Filter

Just When You Thought It Was Safe: A JAWS Companion

Claude Cahun – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Claude Cahun, the Lesbian Surrealist Who Defied the Nazis – The Daily Beast

Claude Cahun | Feminist Art Archive

CLAUDE CAHUN (2011) on Vimeo

#230: Full-On Artistic Telephone


© Alexey Titarenko

This week, we begin with a discussion around how we actually discuss art, including some of the collective meaning of the terms we use. Also, can concepts like “commentary” and “criticism” be as effective if they are non-verbal? For example, is a jazz improvisation an appropriate response to a particular work of art? Also, we spend some time talking about gear, from Hackintoshes, to the slew of new cameras announced (or “pre-announced”) at this year’s Photokina. Alexey Titarenko is our Photographer of the Week.

On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #mirrorimage

Cameraperson – Movie Trailers – iTunes

Crucial MX300 SSD on amazon

FlakPhoto.com | Photography Online

What Do You See in Art? Nearly 50 People Told Us – The New York Times

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jimmy Forsyth (photographer) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Street life: Newcastle photographer Jimmy Forsyth | Art and design | The Guardian

Alexey Titarenko – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



Amazon.com: Alexey Titarenko: The City Is a Novel (9788862084147): Alexey Titarenko, Gabriel Bauret, Brett Abbott, Sean Corcoran: Books

#229: Almost to the Shipping Point of Shipping


© Jacob Riis

This week, we’re talking about getting work out the door, and some of the difficulties that can arise around trying to figure out how and why to make the changes necessary to do it. Sometimes the best thing you can do is to take a step back from the thinking and the strategizing and just make. Also, we discuss the Documerica project and how differently a similar project might look today. Jacob Riis is our Photographer of the Week.

On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #remembrance

Etymotic Earplugs on Amazon

Featured Coffee Shops — AMERICANO MONDAYS

Famous BTS Magazine™ (@famousbtsmagazine) • Instagram photos and videos

INHERIT THE DUST : Behind The Scenes, by NICK BRANDT on Vimeo

9/19 Bill’s Talk at the Park West Camera Club

Mark Rothko – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

DOCUMERICA: Images of America in Crisis in the 1970s – The Atlantic

Pentax 645z DNG File from Bill

Why the iPhone 7’s camera is ‘the best smartphone camera ever’ | BGR

Getty Images Asks Judge to Throw Out $1 Billion Copyright Lawsuit

Sally Mann – September 22 – October 29, 2016 – Gagosian Gallery

Jacob Riis – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

How the Other Half Lives: Photographs of NYC’s Underbelly in the 1890s

Jacob A. Riis’s New York – Slide Show – NYTimes.com

Jacob Riis: Shedding Light On NYC’s ‘Other Half’ : NPR

Lewis Hine – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Matte Stephens on Etsy