#267: What’s Left For Humans To Do?

© Michael Wolf

This week, what happens when machines learn enough to not only sort pictures, but make them? Is creativity just an algorithm after all? Also, a discussion around self-publishing using a cookbook as an example as well as a reader who’s life was changed by it. Michael Wolf is our Photographer of the Week.

On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #RandomDoubleExposure

macOS High Sierra Preview – Apple

Affinity Photo – Professional photo editing for iPad

Why We Are Self Publishing the Aviary Cookbook – Lessons From the Alinea Book.

Watch Grant Achatz In An Exclusive ‘Chef’s Table’ Clip From Netflix – Eater Chicago

The Alinea Project by Allen Hemberger — Kickstarter

Allen & Alinea: One Man’s Odyssey Through an Iconic Cookbook – YouTube

Mario Testino’s sexiest snaps get supersized for exhibition | Dazed

How Photography is Changing in the Age of Machine Learning | PDN Online

Mario Testino Undressed – TASCHEN Books

Archillect (@archillect) | Twitter

The lawn-mowing-in-a-tornado dad photo that inspired a thousand memes – The Washington Post

Peebles Island | The Daily Gazette

Silence in Synesthesia – Photographs and text by Wen Hang Lin | LensCulture


The Last of “Tokyo Compression” | PDN Photo of the Day

‘On The Night Bus’ is published 17th Nov 2016 | NICK TURPIN

The Transparent City – Photographs by Michael Wolf | LensCulture

jeffery saddoris — Process Driven: Sean Tucker

#265: Neuronic Connections

© Stanley Greene

This week, a brief discussion around depression after the tragic loss of Chris Cornell leads us into a discussion of Basquiat and the recent sale that put him at the top of the heap of American artists (at least in terms of dollars paid for a single piece). Also, do your tools or creative spaces imbue you with superpowers? Should we expect them to? Plus, Greg Heisler of light and color. Photojournalist Stanley Greene is our Photographer of the Week.

REPOST – Chris Cornell from June 2014 — WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

Jean-Michel Basquiat skull painting sells for record $110.5m at auction | Art and design | The Guardian

Is this Basquiat worth $110m? Yes – his art of American violence is priceless | Art and design | The Guardian

Pete Souza (@petesouza) • Instagram photos and videos

Some great ebooks for creatives |Adobe Community

Strobist: Lighting 103: Greg Heisler on Light and Color

Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: Chewbacca and C-3PO! – YouTube

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Stunning short film about the Apollo moon landing made from astronauts’ photos / Boing Boing

Hilarious Winners of the First Annual ‘Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards’ – FLOW ART STATION

Stanley Greene: The Death of a Poet

Stanley Greene, Teller of Uncomfortable Truths, Dies at 68 – The New York Times

Poet. Follower of light. Storyteller. A remembrance of photographer Stanley Greene. – The Washington Post

On Taking Pictures – Google+

#264: Advice Needs To Be Calibrated

© Chema Madoz

This week, a discussion around music producers leads to wondering if the same producer-artist relationship to be productive for photographers. Would bringing in an outside – yet trusted – set of eyes help newer, better work emerge? Also, where does criticism come into play? Do you post wanting unsolicited feedback or do you look for honest critique from only a select few. Plus, a couple listener emails on whether writing about photography (or art) helps or is even necessary and help in choosing full frame or crop sensor. Chema Madoz is our photographer of the week.

On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #asymmetry

CENTER Juror’s Statements – CENTER

Opinion: A Disturbing Trend in Photography

The Nikon D500 – Reigniting The DX / FX Debate And A Few High ISO Photos

John Mayer BLACK1 Replica by MCG – YouTube

Leica M4 Garry Winogrand

Wear Good Shoes: Inspiring Advice from Magnum Photographers – Free guide from Magnum Photos | LensCulture

Chema Madoz – Wikipedia

Pagina web de Chema Madoz

Release The Kraken! | Know Your Meme

#263: If There’s A Listicle About It It’s Too Late

© Norman Parkinson

This week, we discuss the value of surrounding yourself with different types of creative people and how happy accidents can end up sending you in a new direction. Also, stop trying to be different — find your tennis ball and just get to work. Plus, a terrific story about a group of young people embracing documentary photography. Norman Parkinson is our Photographer of the Week.

On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #hands

BLADE RUNNER 2049 – Official Trailer – YouTube

The New MacBook Pro: The Complete Filmmaker Review

Teenage Documentarians Show the Power of Photography – The New York Times


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U.S. Army Combat Photographer Hilda Clayton Captured Blast That Killed Her

Photographer Souvid Datta Appears to Have Plagiarized Mary Ellen Mark

Compact cameras, the future – Japan Camera Hunter

Yashica T4 Review | Richard PJ Lambert | Film Shooters Collective

Advanced Photo System – Wikipedia

Norman Parkinson Archive

Norman Parkinson – Wikipedia

Portraits in Fashion: Norman Parkinson

norman parkinson 2012 – YouTube

#262: No Whips Were Harmed In The Making of These Photographs

© Louise Lawler

This week, how do you know when you’ve found your voice and aren’t simply emulating someone else? Also, have cameras become less like creative tools and more like computers that take pictures? Plus, a major museum clashes with Instagram over what is and isn’t art. Louise Lawler is our Photographer of the Week.

On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #collection

Rabbit rabbit rabbit – Wikipedia

Modern “Hackintoshes” show that Apple should probably just build a Mac tower | Ars Technica

What’s New in DaVinci Resolve 14? | Fstoppers

Blackmagic Design: DaVinci Resolve 14

Maria Cristina Foundation

Help-Portrait Worldwide » 02 DEC 2017 – Give, don’t Take Pictures

Boston Museum of Fine Arts Argues with Instagram over What Art Is – Non Profit News For Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofit Quarterly

Messerschmitt Me 262 – Wikipedia


Back to the Future 4 Trailer 2017 – Parody – YouTube

SHEL – Enter Sandman (Official Video) – YouTube

Warner Wolf – Wikipedia

Instagram ban of Imogen Cunningham nude photos stuns Boston museum | Reuters

Louise Lawler – Wikipedia

Louise Lawler: WHY PICTURES NOW | MoMA

BOMB Magazine — Louise Lawler by James Welling