Study the Masters: Dorothea Lange

In Study the Masters by David5 Comments

Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) was an American photographer best known for her photojournalism in the Great Depression, and notably known for the image above, Migrant Mother. An early documentary photographer, Lange’s work in the depression was done primarily on behalf of the American Farm Security Administration (FSA). Later covering the forced relocation of Japanese Americans, in post-Pearl Harbour America to internment …

QUEST Vest Giveaway Winners

In Giveaways, Travel by David2 Comments

This is a younger me in my much-loved SCOTTeVEST. So dashing. So multi-pocketed. So pretending to be somewhere exotic. Today we’re giving away three of the new QUEST vests to a few lucky winners. Those lucky winners will get an email from my team and we’ll get your information, and Scott Jordan’s team at SCOTTeVEST will send them to you, …

Study the Masters: W. Eugene Smith

In Influences, Study the Masters by DavidLeave a Comment

W. Eugene Smith (1918-1978) was an American photojournalist with an uncanny sense of timing and humanity. Often credited as the father of the photo-essay, Smith began his career making photographs for papers in Wichita, Kansas, before eventually moving on to Newsweek, then Life, which he eventually left over an argument about how they used his images of Albert Schweitzer, after …

A Beautiful Anarchy

In A Beautiful Anarchy, Books, Creativity and Inspiration, e-books, Life Is Short, Pep Talks, Rants and Sermons, The Life Creative by David34 Comments

  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 …

WTF Giveaway Winners

In Giveaways, Within The Frame by David6 Comments

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 the winner of a folio …

Giveaway: QUEST Vest, by SCOTTEVEST

In GEAR, Giveaways, Travel by David

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 travelling, but I’ve used their …

Study the Masters: Irving Penn

In Images, Study the Masters by David4 Comments

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 Karsh and Newman. Like Avedon …