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Inspiring Quote On Photography From Josef Sudek

“Everything around us, dead or alive, in the eyes of a crazy photographer mysteriously takes on many variations, so that a seemingly dead object comes to life through light or by its surroundings. And if the photographer has a bit … Continue reading

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Inspiring Quote On Creativity From Austin Kleon

Last weekend I read a great little book on being creative by Austin Kleon. The book, Show Your Work!, is his follow-up to Steal Like An Artist!. It’s full of inspiration and motivation in 10 short steps. I found this great little … Continue reading

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The Nature of Photographs

In my previous blog post What’s the Meaning of a Photograph? I introduced Stephen Shore’s book The Nature of Photographs. This is a great book for anyone who wants to look at and understand photographs on a deeper level. If you’re … Continue reading

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What’s The Meaning Of A Photograph?

I recently read photographer Stephen Shore’s excellent book The Nature of Photographs published by Phaidon Press. The book is based on Shore’s photography classes and is an interesting discussion on the visual language of photography. There are some great photos and … Continue reading

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Quote to inspire your creativity from Jimi Hendrix

The amazing musician and guitarist Jimi Hendrix was born on November 27, 1942. In honor of his upcoming birthday here’s an inspiring quote to inspire your creativity. “Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” – Jimi Hendrix   As eloquently stated on … Continue reading

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Interesting quote on photography by Susan Sontag

“Today everything exists to end in a photograph.” – Susan Sontag This quote comes from Susan Sontag’s pioneering book On Photography. First published in 1977 and described by Sontag as “a progress of essays about the meaning and career of photographs” it’s … Continue reading

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Inspiring Quote From Photographer Alfred Stieglitz

“The great geniuses are those who have kept their childlike spirit and have added to it breadth of vision and experience.” – Alfred Stieglitz                                 … Continue reading

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Inspiring Quote on Creativity from Rollo May

This quote comes from Rollo May’s book on creativity The Courage To Create which is considered by many to be one of the best books on creativity. “A dynamic struggle goes on within a person between what he or she … Continue reading

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The Unphotographable At Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

This is a fascinating exhibition curated by Jeffrey Fraenkel of the Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco exploring the concept of the unphotographable. In his essay on the exhibition Fraenkel writes, “From the moment of its invention almost 175 years ago, … Continue reading

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What is Creativity?

Here’s a great short video introducing some of the ideas explored in Jonah Lehrer’s book Imagine. What is creativity? How do we study it? How do we become more creative? How do we break through creative blocks? Check it out! … Continue reading

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