Quoted: Richard Avedon

In Influences, Quoted by David16 Comments

Richard Avedon, Self Portrait. 1923-2004 “I hate cameras. They interfere, they’re always in the way. I wish: if I could just work with my eyes alone. To get a satisfactory print, one that contains all that you intended, is very often more difficult and dangerous than the sitting itself. When I’m photographing, I immediately know when I’ve got the image …

A Grab Bag

In News & Stuff, Quoted, Resources by David9 Comments

Hey look, it’s an “E”! Speaking of E… This week I launched the fourth in the my eBook series. Chasing The Look is now available. Still for $5. More information HERE. Canon Blogger did an interview with me last week and it’s now live. The audio is a bit low, so you might need to crank it, but it was …

Get A Life.

In Books, Influences, News & Stuff, Quoted, Vision Is Better by David13 Comments

There’s this great story about William Shatner ( aka Capt Kirk aka the Priceline.com guy) at a Star Trek convention. Clearly a bit put off by his fans he yelled at them to “Get a life!” Ok, not much of a story, more like a cautionary tale about biting the hand that feeds you, but I’ve always liked it. And …

Creativity

In Pep Talks, Quoted, Thoughts & Theory, Vision Is Better by David11 Comments

Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity. – Edwin Land Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work. – Rita Mae Brown Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. – Scott Adams A few years ago I had one of those mind-altering epiphanies and before you jump …