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Interview with Creative Soul – Rhiannon Giddens

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

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Interview with Creative Soul – Rhiannon Giddens

Wait. Who is that singing? I take some pride in my early discovery: At Ribfest 2005, September at Five County Stadium, Zebulon, NC., while there to support the featured band – good friends, great band – and, oh yeah, eat some ribs – surprise – a magnificent voice stopped our tracks dead. Rhiannon Giddens – more »

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High Dynamic Range (HDR) Video from San Francisco based Soviet Montage Productions

Friday, September 10, 2010

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Soviet Montage Productions releases information and a short video on the first true High Dynamic Range (HDR) video using DSLRs.

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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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The Vernacular Photograph an Accidental Masterpiece

Thursday, May 6, 2010

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The Vernacular Photograph an Accidental Masterpiece

Like colloquial speech is to literature, vernacular photography is any type that isn’t intended as art. "There are no accidental masterpieces in painting, but there are accidental masterpieces in photography." - Chuck Close

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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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The Modern Kitsch Experience

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

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The Modern Kitsch Experience

Defining art has never been all that controversial; it’s the "good" part that carries the debate. New tools have made discernment tougher still. It’s not all that hard to make the work appear good through imitation or mechanized craft and then assert its worthiness.

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Technology + Art :: Love, Hate & Ansel Adams

Monday, March 1, 2010

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Technology + Art :: Love, Hate & Ansel Adams

Film delayed gratification long enough so those behind a camera needed to see the image in their minds eye and exhaust possibilities to make it happen at the moment of exposure. Technology has changed that – call it postvisualization.

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You Gotta Admire Them Skills

Monday, November 9, 2009

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You Gotta Admire Them Skills

Skill is math already proven. Not only are skills easy for culture to appreciate, our education from pre-K is about skill development and learning the rules. We have standards, objectives and tests. Skill is linear, owning them isn’t unique except to say one has more than another or that their skills are good. This post includes a segment of a Charlie Rose interview with painter Chuck Close.

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