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A Beautiful Anarchy

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Colour outside the lines and make the best art of your life!

To my core I believe that our lives can be lived boldly, intentionally, and as our truest work of art. I believe we are all capable of living extraordinary lives; that people like Gandhi, Picasso, or Mother Teresa, were ordinary people who chose to be fully themselves and play by their own rules. I believe that we are all creative and that if our lives are our first, and most intentional, act of creation, then the principles of creativity can teach us to be not only bolder creatives but bolder human beings.

A Beautiful Anarchy is a book about living life creatively and on our terms, free to be fully ourselves. Whether you make a photograph, a book, a family, or a business – it’s about making that creation, and our lives,  something that is beautiful, authentic, and wildly human.

A side project that’s become more and more an obsession, this is my most personal book. In all it’s taken me longer to write than any of my other books, and it’s the first one I’ve written that doesn’t contain a single photograph; it’s not about my art, it’s about yours.

 “Every once in a while a book comes along that isn’t just informative and interesting but actually opens up possibility where before there was none. A Beautiful Anarchy is that book. This candid manifesto for the creative goes beyond philosophy and invites the reader to reconsider how they relate with what they fear and to systematically reinvent that relationship in order to create a remarkable life. Highly recommended.”
~
Dane Sanders, Converge Podcast.

It’s hard for me to write this post because nothing I type sounds right; it all sounds like marketing copy and I don’t mean it that way. This is a book about being human. I wrote this book because after all my teaching about how our photography will be some much stronger and more authentic when we do it intentionally and with vision, I realized (and many of you told me) I was really talking about life. I wrote it because I hoped it would be the right book at the right time for the right people and that for those people it would be life-changing. With that hope, A Beautiful Anarchy is available today. I’ve also been working hard on a new website and blog to support this new focus – you can find that at aBeautifulAnarchy.com starting today as well. There you’ll find reviews of the book,  articles, desktop wallpapers, quotes, interviews, and other resources for anyone wanting to live intentionally and creatively.

“A Beautiful Anarchy is more than a book. It’s a call to be truly alive! The powerful stories and principles shared will teach you how to create personal freedom, make your mark and live with passion. Read this book and do something brilliant with your life!”
~ Richie Norton, author of The Power of Starting Something Stupid

A Beautiful Anarchy is available in several formats. First, we’ve printed this as a paperback, which is yours for $30 including shipping (to pretty much anywhere on the planet) and we’ll send you a digital version in PDF format as well so you can put it on your iPad or iPhone immediately. There are only 1,000 copies printed in this first edition, and once they’re gone we’ll probably make plans for more, but that might not happen quickly, so if you want a hard copy, get in on it fast. The PDF is also available alone and can be purchased and downloaded now for $10. Finally, if you’d rather have it on your Kindle, it’s also available on Amazon.com for $10. Follow the links below.

Click here to download and read the first three chapters of A Beautiful Anarchy, first.


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Get the PAPERBACK AND PDF FOR $30, worldwide shipping included.

Get the DOWNLOADABLE PDF FOR $10

Get the KINDLE VERSION FOR $10 on Amazon.com

 

 

May 30th

2014

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CategoryPosted in: Giveaways, Within The Frame

WTF Giveaway Winners

5 years ago this month, Within The Frame was published. This month we’re celebrating with a couple giveaways announced earlier. So we dusted off the Randomizer today and pulled two names from the digital hat. The first is the winner of the beautiful signed, leather-bound, edition of Within The Frame (pictured above). The second is […]

May 28th

2014

CategoryPosted in: GEAR, Giveaways, Travel

Giveaway: QUEST Vest, by SCOTTEVEST

Scott Jordan and his team at SCOTTEVEST have just made their already amazing Travel Vest even better for photographers by releasing a new version called the QUEST vest. Here’s a review I’ve been putting together in my brain for a while. Consider it more of a reaction, as the last few months I’ve not been […]

May 26th

2014

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CategoryPosted in: Images, Study the Masters

Study the Masters: Irving Penn

The last two in the Study the Masters series were Yousuf Karsh and Arnold Newman, both of whom I consider sublime portraitists who set a high bar for those of us to follow and learn from. The third logical Master for me is Irving Penn (1917-2009) whose career spanned, but out-lived, the careers of both […]