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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Julian Lennon

5. October 2010

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From Sunday Morning’s interview on CBS, “Look around you, if those who have it tougher than you can get on, the least you can do is honor them by doing it yourself.”

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Crowdsourcing is Corporate Jargon

27. September 2010

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Crowdsourcing is Corporate Jargon

Crowdsourcing is tainted so let's gift it to corporations for their Power Point presentations. It's Jargon. It's not evil, but let’s get real, crowdsourcing isn’t innovation as much as novelty. We need to look past crowdsourcing.

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Why Tell a Story Instead of Taking a Picture?

23. September 2010

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Why Tell a Story Instead of Taking a Picture?

Don’t you add photos after the story is written? Don’t book covers illustrate the book? My ongoing professional evolution as a photographer is from communicator to storyteller.

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Flashing the Middle Finger at the Dreaded Middle

29. August 2010

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Flashing the Middle Finger at the Dreaded Middle

I’m screwed. The flight is full. I need to go where I’m going but there are only middle seats. Isle seat gate keepers refuse to look me in the eye. Creativity has a middle seat and as with airlines, you never want to be in it.

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The Fight for Creative Motivation

22. August 2010

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The Fight for Creative Motivation

You’re freelance, you know about cash flow; some months are easier than others. Your number one job is keeping a strong grip on passion’s handle, however, with passion driven businesses your credit line is self discipline.

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Moments of Interaction, Emotion and Intimacy – Doug Menuez

3. August 2010

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Moments of Interaction, Emotion and Intimacy – Doug Menuez

We’ve been dealt a line of crap so many times we don’t believe as much of what we see and less of what we hear. What started as a 70’s T-shirt, “question authority”, has morphed into a societal mantra, “question reality.”

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Equipment Doesn’t Matter; iPhone Movies & Michael Koerbel

28. July 2010

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Equipment Doesn’t Matter; iPhone Movies & Michael Koerbel

"Apple of My Eye" is a great little short film shot and edited on the iPhone 4 in 48 hours. It's a great example of working "inside the box" of a creative challenge.

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Who’s My Daddy Now? I Want to Rebel

25. July 2010

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Who’s My Daddy Now? I Want to Rebel

Creativity confronts the status quo; “established authority” if you will. Creativity is by nature disruptive; always asking questions and refusing to follow. With our shift from authority to authenticity, wouldn’t it make sense that creativity has shifted too?

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What makes great photographs and illustrations?

1. July 2010

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What makes great photographs and illustrations?

There are elements of a great picture beyond composition, simplicity, light, color, texture and all that designy-crafty stuff. With some tormented thought, I’ve narrowed it down to three elements that seamlessly overlap but are also separate enough that they seem to own a category.

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You Waiting for Permission?

7. June 2010

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You Waiting for Permission?

What is the street artist’s intent? Anti-social pop art with an extreme satirical point intended for consumption across all socioeconomic barriers, or is it hype driven brandalism by an artistic terrorist bent on pulling one over on a naïve culture?

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