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).

    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
    HT1051 - Photographing Point Lobos

    HT1051 - Photographing Point Lobos

    I once made the obligatory trek to the photographic mecca of Point Lobos, knowing that the spirit of Point Lobos had guided Edward Weston and in the hopes that the spirit of Point Lobos would guide me, too. I learned an incredibly important lesson that day.

    • 2 min
    HT1050 - Our Visual Medium

    HT1050 - Our Visual Medium

    Original prints have an artifact quality that is important. Nonetheless, we must acknowledge that viewing an original print compared to today's high quality commercial offset printing is not the same as it was 80 years ago when an original print was so much better than its commercially printed counterpart.

    • 2 min
    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

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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