12 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 • 304 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).

    LW1281 - The Changing Photographic Priesthood

    LW1281 - The Changing Photographic Priesthood

    To whom do we look today as the photographic luminaries who lead the pack of fine art photographers?

    • 12 min
    HT1049 - A Way of Life

    HT1049 - A Way of Life

    Wynn Bullock's classic 1973 monograph titled A Way of Life poses a question that is still pertinent to today's photographers: What is photography as a way of life? For 50 years I've tried to develop a deeper understanding of photography as a way of life and I keep coming back to one idea: Cultivating awareness in the moment.

    • 2 min
    HT1048 - The Handheld Viewing Experience

    HT1048 - The Handheld Viewing Experience

    I was recently having an email exchange with one of our subscribers about the differences between LensWork in print and LensWork on-screen. He much preferred the print edition. On exploring this further, we decided it wasn't as much about media as it was about the handheld experience.

    • 2 min
    HT1047 - Enough Variables

    HT1047 - Enough Variables

    The other day I recorded an episode of Exploring the Back Issues that featured the work of Julie Meridian from her project Specimens that was published in LensWork #82 in 2009. One of the things that struck me in her project was the number of variables she used that keeps the work interesting.

    • 2 min
    HT1046 - Four Hundred Images

    HT1046 - Four Hundred Images

    I was recently listening to a podcast interview with Huntington Witherill. He was asked if he is still working on his body of work that became the book Photo Synthesis. He casually mentioned that he'd stopped working on that project after about 400 finished images. That's not a typo - - four hundred images!

    • 2 min
    HT1045 - Keywording as a Daily Project

    HT1045 - Keywording as a Daily Project

    I have about 100,000 images in my Lightroom catalog and 12 months ago a lot of them were not yet keyworded. Using the "chip away at it" philosophy, I've been keywording small groups of them every morning with my first cup of coffee. Keeping at it like this, I'm almost done with keywords for all 100,000 of them.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
304 Ratings

304 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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