Iterations

Iterations

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A biweekly brain dump of inspiration and ideas


59: Big Projects, Little Victories
Nov 27 • 8 min
We’re getting close to the end of the year and if you’re like me, you’re already looking ahead to 2020 – maybe…
58: Only One Way to Find Out
Nov 10 • 8 min
My dad and I never really did a lot together when I was growing up. I mean, yes I spent summers with…
A Day’s Work: Trailer
Oct 27 • 1 min
In 2020, I’m launching a brand new show that will be my most ambitious project to date. A Day’s Work is a podcast…
57: Asking a Deeper Why
Oct 13 • 8 min
Earlier this week, Adrianne and I watched the first episode of the new season of Abstract on the Netflix . For those…
56: Go Off on a Tangent
Sep 28 • 8 min
Adrianne and I were in the car the other day — I don’t remember where we were going but I do remember…
55: Sometimes It’s Better Not To
Sep 10 • 7 min
A couple weeks ago, I had a terrific conversation with an artist whose work I’ve admired for years. And while it was…
54: Find Your Pepper
Jul 2 • 8 min
Not too long ago, I was having a conversation with David duChemin about subject as it relates to photography — specifically, some…
53: A Different Kind of Interaction
Jun 17 • 7 min
I had something else planned for this episode, but I got a little surprise in the mail and decided to go in…
52: Like Seeing Myself for the First Time
May 24 • 6 min
As many of you know, three weeks ago today I had surgery on my eyes to correct a muscle imbalance and while…
51: Roll Up Your Sleeves and Do Something
Apr 30 • 9 min
Let’s talk about inspiration-specifically what to do when you can’t seem to find any. Generally, there seems to be two schools of…
50: More Than the Raw Materials
Apr 18 • 7 min
Lately, I’ve been thinking about our connection to objects and how, at least for some of us, certain objects can represent a…
49: A Handful of Connections and Stories
Mar 15 • 9 min
I’ve been frustrated with my own photography for quite a while, and I think that frustration played a big part in the…
48: Is There Money in Podcasting?
Mar 7 • 11 min
The other day, a friend of mine sent me a text message asking why I haven’t set up a Patreon for my…
47: Which One Do You Want To Be?
Feb 21 • 12 min
A number of you have asked why I am selling what review after review calls the best APS-C camera on the market…
46: Who’s in Your Corner?
Feb 8 • 7 min
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward I have…
45: A Little Bit Out of Your Depth
Jan 29 • 9 min
Over the weekend, I took a workshop in encaustic painting. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, it’s basically painting with…
44: Your Own Personal Algorithm
Jan 13 • 10 min
Earlier this week I put up an image on Instagram with the caption “Time for a reboot.” It’s basically a “glitchy” version…
43: Leaning Heavy on the Making
Jan 1 • 7 min
Last week, we were in New Hampshire celebrating Christmas with family. Now, I’ve got to tell you that I love handmade gifts…
42: The Stuff That Trips Us Up
Dec 24, 2018 • 7 min
I’ve been sitting on something for a while because I didn’t know how or even if I should share it. But, I…
41: Everything is a Tradeoff
Dec 3, 2018 • 8 min
Iteration 37 was called The Myth of the Perfect Thing and in it I chronicled part of my years long search for…
40: Stepping Away From What’s Familiar
Nov 26, 2018 • 7 min
I woke up the other morning thinking about The Beatles, specifically the dramatic changes their work went through over the course of…
39: Just Tell Them What You Want to Say
Nov 10, 2018 • 7 min
There’s a scene in the new remake of A Star is Born that’s been rattling around in my head since I saw…
38: The Eggleston of my High School
Oct 31, 2018 • 9 min
When I was a kid, there was a big department store chain called The May Company. It was sort of like a…
37: The Myth of the Perfect Thing
Oct 22, 2018 • 7 min
At the end of 1999, I bought my first new car: a 2000 Chevy Blazer Sport in black, with a dark grey…
36: Let it Flow
Oct 2, 2018 • 11 min
Yesterday was our first day back from a 9-day working vacation in France and Germany and I’ve got to tell you, I…
35: There is Only the Trying
Sep 17, 2018 • 6 min
I had a friend in college—let’s call him Michael—who was one of the most interesting people I had ever met up to…
34: The Space(s) to Fail
Aug 27, 2018 • 9 min
Next month we will have been in this house for two years and it’s taken me all of that time to finally…
33: Just Add Wall
Aug 11, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode, I want to talk about prints. You remember prints, right–little pieces of paper with pictures on them? Your parents…
32: Between the Emotional Guardrails
Aug 1, 2018 • 10 min
A couple weeks ago, I spoke to a friend from college who I hadn’t spoken to in…well, longer than it should have…
31: Art Doesn’t Exist in a Vacuum
Jul 20, 2018 • 8 min
Earlier this week, we recorded the last episode of On Taking Pictures after more than six years of weekly episodes. While the…
30: The King, The Boss, and Me
Jun 29, 2018 • 9 min
Tomorrow would have been my mom’s 74th birthday and while not a day goes by that I don’t miss her, I am…
29:The Catalyst to Practice
Jun 22, 2018 • 6 min
E3 was last week and for those of you who may not know what that is, it’s the Electronic Entertainment Expo and…
28: A Genuine Interest
Jun 6, 2018 • 9 min
Recently, I was talking to a friend of mine about Process Driven and he asked me why I did the show. Not…
27: The Problem With Iconic
May 20, 2018 • 6 min
Lately I’ve been seeing, or maybe just noticing, the word “iconic” as a means for makers to describe their own work—“my name…
26: What We Don’t Have Is You
May 4, 2018 • 8 min
As much as I love artists like Rauschenberg, deKooning and even Boucher, the first artist I knew by name was Frank Frazetta….
25: Show Up
Apr 19, 2018 • 9 min
Earlier today, Bill and I recorded episode 312 of On Taking Pictures and while I wouldn’t say it was our best show—it was…