About a year ago I was searching for an identity, a vision that would make me, me, at least in the eyes of others in terms of my work. Along the way, I found something more profound than a voice or an identity. I found shopping. I found the cheesy children’s toy department in Rite [...]
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I’ve been shooting fruits and vegetables for so many years in the studio and in Union Square and other markets, that it has produced an ongoing relationship (get it? Produce? Oh, never mind…). Richard Avedon once commented, “I’ve worked out a series of nos. No to exquisite light, no to apparent compositions, no to the [...]
Seth Godin wrote a very short blog entry, On the Road to Mediocrity. The basic point is, “The only way to get mediocre is one step at a time.” Don’t settle. Simply a brilliant insight. Well worth reading.
In reading The Craftsman, by Richard Sennett, I was reminded of the guild hierarchy: an apprentice spent 7 years before becoming a journeyman and the journeyman, another five to ten years before earning the title of master craftsman. After years of producing elaborate, complicated photography projects, my new style of work has become rather intuitive, [...]