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).
HT1306 - Trading Photographs
Yesterday, I was discussing the difficulty of purchasing art as an investment. In the real world, it rarely works. But trading photographs is another option for acquiring work that is completely outside the constraints of commerce.
HT1305 - Owning a Photograph Is an Act of Consumption
One of the chief arguments for purchasing artwork is that it functions as an investment. With the passage of time, the value of the artwork will increase and ultimately justify your purchasing decision, at least based on economics. But does this really work out in the real world?
HT1304 - Jaded by Familiarity
What is cliché to me might be exotic to you. I've been photographing in the Western landscape so long that I often drive by subjects because they seem trivial. But that's because I live here!
HT1303 - Composing, One Step at a Time
I had a particularly interesting experience photographing in the woods. I knew the spot was just gorgeous, but I was having a difficult time composing a photograph that encapsulated the feelings I was having. I decided to just walk around a bit, and observed that with every step the forest changed. The relationship of trees in three dimension modified the view with every step. And then, quite by accident, I took a step and found the perfect composition.
HT1302 - The Intangibles
As technology has improved over the last twenty years or so, it's become possible to produce replicas of fine art photography originals that are visually indistinguishable from their originals. What's the difference?
LW1316 - The Premise of the Process
Elsewhere, I've talked about PBWA - - Photography By Wandering Around. Here are some more thoughts about this strategy and lead to unexpected lessons. It's more than just luck. It is, or can be, a productive way to discover some interesting things about yourself.
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.