11 episodes

Random Observations on Art, Photography, and the Creative Process. These short 2-4 minute talks focus on the creative process in fine art photography. LensWork editor Brooks Jensen side-steps techno-talk and artspeak to offer a stimulating mix of ideas, experience, and observations from his 35 years as a fine art photographer, writer, and publisher. Topics include a wide range of subjects from finding subject matter to presenting your work and building an audience. Brooks Jensen is the publisher of LensWork, one of the world's most respected and award-winning photography publications, known for its museum-book quality printing and luxurious design. LensWork has subscribers in over 73 countries. His latest books are "The Creative Life in Photography" (2013) and "Looking at Images (2014).

LensWork - Photography and the Creative Process Brooks Jensen

    • Arts
    • 4.6 • 305 Ratings

Random Observations on Art, Photography, and the Creative Process. These short 2-4 minute talks focus on the creative process in fine art photography. LensWork editor Brooks Jensen side-steps techno-talk and artspeak to offer a stimulating mix of ideas, experience, and observations from his 35 years as a fine art photographer, writer, and publisher. Topics include a wide range of subjects from finding subject matter to presenting your work and building an audience. Brooks Jensen is the publisher of LensWork, one of the world's most respected and award-winning photography publications, known for its museum-book quality printing and luxurious design. LensWork has subscribers in over 73 countries. His latest books are "The Creative Life in Photography" (2013) and "Looking at Images (2014).

    LW1282 - Photography Needs to Be Hard

    LW1282 - Photography Needs to Be Hard

    Has photography become too easy? Or has the technology of photography become so easy that the challenge has shifted. Making a visually interesting, emotionally powerful, meaningful piece of artwork is as difficult as it has ever been. That's becoming more and more obvious as the challenges of the craft parts of photography evaporate with the ever more sophisticated technology.

    • 12 min
    HT1056 - Oliver Gagliani's Eyesight

    HT1056 - Oliver Gagliani's Eyesight

    Aging photographers are engaged in a race to used their cumulative wisdom and training before their body prevents them from accomplishing their goals. That lesson was one of the greatest ones I learned from Oliver Gagliani.

    • 2 min
    HT1055 - Composition As Gesture

    HT1055 - Composition As Gesture

    I like to think that composition is not a static way of geometrically arranging the objects in a picture, but rather arranging what's inside the frame so that the image makes a visual gesture. This brings a life to the photograph that static geometry cannot.

    • 2 min
    HT1054 - The Problem with White

    HT1054 - The Problem with White

    The problem with pure white is that it has no detail, no texture, and no life. Pure white is the absence of all color and is just a blank spot. The trick with white is to preserve detail.

    • 2 min
    HT1053 - Your Personal Turning Point

    HT1053 - Your Personal Turning Point

    Almost every photographer I've talked to has a turning point story. Something happens and your philosophy and the direction of your photography change dramatically. It's almost as though that is a necessary process in our creative life.

    • 2 min
    HT1052 - Be Prepared to Not Take Pictures

    HT1052 - Be Prepared to Not Take Pictures

    What happens when you are out photographing and you are simply not motivated to make photographs? Is it better to push yourself into a creative model, or is there another approach that can get your creative juices flowing?

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
305 Ratings

305 Ratings

VJWild ,

Quick powerful bits of wisdom

I’ve had this podcast on my feed for a few months now and only recently did I start listening. Big mistake!! I should’ve been listening WAY sooner. The episodes are meditative and make the lightbulb above my head flick on. Highly recommended for creatives of any medium!!

Christen Humphries ,

Thoughtful analysis of creativity

Daily musings on the creative process, and my new favorite podcast for artists.

sdweller ,

The best

This is simply the best photography podcast. It is the one that makes me think, inspires me to be a better photographer.

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