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
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.
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?
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.
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.
LW1281 - The Changing Photographic Priesthood
To whom do we look today as the photographic luminaries who lead the pack of fine art photographers?
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.
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!!
Thoughtful analysis of creativity
Daily musings on the creative process, and my new favorite podcast for artists.
This is simply the best photography podcast. It is the one that makes me think, inspires me to be a better photographer.