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Oct 4th

2013

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Stirring the Paint

Red Crowned Cranes, Hokkaido, Japan.

It’s been a long time since I did one of these posts, but aside from a biography about Vincent Van Gogh that’s as entertaining as it is depressing, I’ve got very little on the go right now. I’m just past my 4th week in a cast and on crutches (catch up with that story here), and going a little stir-crazy. I’m trying to make good use of my time, planning projects into 2015 and learning about Polaroid emulsion lifts, but we all have ups and downs in our creative process and this is one of those lulls.

I want to point you to a couple sources of inspiration, places I’ve gone recently to stir the paint and dream of being out there making photographs.

Faded + Blurred, a place I wander when I’ve got a few minutes to stir the paint by something beautiful or interesting. They do a great job of curating that site, and the podcasts and articles are full of intelligent stuff. Highly recommended.

Plastic Pacific, by Kim Preston – an astonishing, and eerily beautiful, exploration of our polluted oceans, specifically plastics in the pacific. If you think you can’t do that next personal project on a budget, and still create something amazing, this should make you think again.

Moksgm’ol, The Spirit Bear, by my friend Jon McCormack. Jon had a beautiful encounter with a Kermode bear, or Spirit Bear, while recently exploring British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest. See his photographs here.

Kalle Gustafsson. Simple. Beautiful. Not my kind of work, but my kind of light and elegance.

Sergey Gorshkov. Featured recently in National Geographic, his work from Wrangel Island in Russia’s arctic, is stunning.

We posted this over on Craft & Vision’s social media stream, and it’s made the rounds, National Geographic being what it is, but if you’ve not seen this video, it’s worth 6 minutes of your time. The Photographers on Photography

Lastly, if you didn’t see it, we released The Created Image earlier this week. If you wanted to come to the Created Image weekend this year but couldn’t, it’s now available at Craft & Vision, and if you act before the end of October 07, there’s a steep $30 discount and a chance to win a $500 B&H Gift Card. The Created Image was an inspiring weekend and the impact was amazing. 10 sessions, filmed in HD and available in 14 hours of streaming and downloadable content. Don’t be confused by the Volume 1 designation, we did that so it wouldn’t be confused with next year’s conference or resulting videos. 14 hours of teaching on topics like creativity, composition and visual language, editing, post-production, and more. Only $50 until the end of October 07, if you use the discount code. That code, and more information here.

 

The Created Image Video Series, Vol 1.

When we decided to host an intimate, intensive weekend conference in Vancouver this summer, I was blown away by what an incredible experience it was. We spent two days together, and we all left exhausted, inspired, and changed. In all there were 10 sessions, and once we cut them and edited them together we had […]

Sep 20th

2013

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The Gift

The gift of photography is that it teaches us to truly see. This is as true of the photographer with the camera to his eye as it is to the person who experiences the photographs. The camera, subject to so many more limitations than the human eye, the limitations of the frame especially, excels because […]

Better Questions

Prevailing wisdom says there are no stupid questions. But some questions are better than others, lead us to deeper inquiry, raise new, stronger questions, and better address the reason we asked the question in the first place. I hear a lot of questions. In emails, at live events, on my blog, and through social media […]