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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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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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Inspiring Quote From E. B. White

While not a photographer or the type of artist I usually quote from I found this quote from the American author E. B. White particularly inspiring. White is best know for his children’s books, Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little & The Trumpet … Continue reading

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Inspiring quote on photography by Elliot Erwitt

Here’s an inspiring quote on photography from Elliott Erwitt. In the 2011 International Center of Photography’s ICP Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement announcement Erwitt is described as “distinguished as both a documentary and commercial photographer, Erwitt has made some of the … Continue reading

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Become More Creative By Cultivating Beginner’s Mind

Suzuki Roshi’s book Zen Mind, Beginner’s mind is one of the best introductions to Zen philosophy and a great way to inspire your creativity. In it he writes “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s … Continue reading

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Some Creative Inspiration for the New Year!

This is a wonderful view of creativity and a great way to start off a new year! Fantastic attitude! Watch this video as IDEO founder David Kelley discusses the creativity within all of us on Charlie Rose and you will … Continue reading

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A Fantastic Book About Modern & Contemporary Art

Do you often find yourself scratching your head while looking at Modern or Contemporary Art? This is a great guide to the art movements over the last 150 years starting with Pre-Impressionism. Will Gompertz,  former director of the Tate Gallery … Continue reading

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The Creative Genius Of Edward Weston

Artists struggle in “the new” all the time. Creating form where there was none. Edward Weston’s Daybooks are full of his thoughts as explored the medium of photography and created what we now consider to be “the standards”. I find … Continue reading

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