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WORD :: How Good Talk Makes Photography Better

Thursday, August 12, 2010

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WORD :: How Good Talk Makes Photography Better

This is where it begins; the 1000 words theoretically embedded in every photo. Art and photography depends on language translation. The narration begins in our heads as we create. Just as music rises above its mathematical roots, imagery is descriptive.

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What makes great photographs and illustrations?

Thursday, July 1, 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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Graffiti Art Meets Designer Engineer: James Powderly

Thursday, June 10, 2010

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In my research for my post on Banksy I stumbled onto James Powderly, an incredible high tech street artist. James gives us a demonstration in this video [via The Creators Project]. You'll be shaking your head by the end.

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You Waiting for Permission?

Monday, June 7, 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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Great Work is Memorable – Good Work is Experience

Monday, May 24, 2010

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Great Work is Memorable – Good Work is Experience

What defines our story are significant moments and endings; memorable works and what we’ve done lately. Artist’s think of the future in terms of anticipated great works. It’s a trap. + View a TED video presentation by Daniel Kahneman

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Heightening or Cheating the Creative Encounter

Thursday, May 20, 2010

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Heightening or Cheating the Creative Encounter

Artistic creativity is an act of intimacy or not; it’s genuine art or it's artifact. Learn to manipulate tools and their crafty mechanisms so they become secondary or not.

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Handiwork: One Man’s Story about Rediscovering His Art

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

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Nate Sheaffer relates the re-awakening of his creative love for a craft he left behind years ago: "Ten years ago, my life changed forever. Early in 1999, I lost my glassblowing business to offshore competition, followed eight months later by the suicide of my closest brother."

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Paul Rand: “That son-of-a-bitch. He was so good …”

Thursday, April 29, 2010

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Paul Rand: “That son-of-a-bitch. He was so good …”

"Everyone has to learn too much in too short a time. The only way of learning is to do it. There is no shortcut. You need to do a lot of things over and over to get better and better ... Time is short, art is long" - Saul Bass

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Ube’s Ice Cream Shop

Monday, April 12, 2010

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Ube’s Ice Cream Shop

All Creatives will relate to artist Ube Urban. I got an immediate warm feeling when I watched him paint a bicycle in Jake Wiens' video; I know what it's like to be immersed in the flow of creating. The idea has been captured so the remainder is letting the gun do it's thing.

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Seth Godin on Linchpin, Interviewed by Piers Fawkes of PSFK

Monday, March 29, 2010

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Linchpin is his most personal book to date. In it he describes our current economic transformation from an individual's viewpoint. Think of it as a pep talk for Purple Cows or a kick in the ass for the rest of the herd.

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