16 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 • 316 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).

    HT1174 - Every Day Is Unique

    HT1174 - Every Day Is Unique

    One of the hardest things to do is to let go of our previous successes. The antidote from repeating ourselves is to realize that every day is unique and will never be repeated. Our challenge is to go with the flow and be aware of today's moments.

    • 2 min
    HT1173 - Mirrors, Messages, Manifestations

    HT1173 - Mirrors, Messages, Manifestations

    This is the title of Minor White's terrific 1982 monograph. It's also a way to think about our own photographs. Some of our photographs are mirrors, some messages, some manifestations. Each type of image has something to teach us.

    • 2 min
    HT1172 - Pushing Which Limits

    HT1172 - Pushing Which Limits

    Artmaking is largely a matter of pushing the limits. But, which limits? The limits of gear? The limits of processing? The limits of our endurance? What about pushing the limits of our abilities to feel and to communicate?

    • 2 min
    HT1171 - Brand Familiarity

    HT1171 - Brand Familiarity

    I'm often asked why I shoot with Panasonic cameras when they are such a tiny percentage of the camera marketplace. It's not "brand loyalty" but rather brand familiarity. I want to use a camera without having to think about it. That way, my total attention is on the subject and the content I'm trying to capture.

    • 2 min
    HT1170 - The Formulaic

    HT1170 - The Formulaic

    When art becomes predictable, it ceases to interest us. In fact, the more predictable art becomes, the more it pushes us away. In perceptual psychology, this is known as a "scotoma." Because our consciousness is geared to perceive changes and threats, those things that are predictably consistent are ok to ignore because they are not a threat nor a reward.

    • 2 min
    HT1169 - One Project, Six Cameras

    HT1169 - One Project, Six Cameras

    I happened to notice that a recent project I published in Kokoro included pictures shot from six different cameras over 8 years. What struck me as curious was that I could not tell that by looking at the images!

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
316 Ratings

316 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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