A biweekly brain dump of inspiration and ideas
#41 — Everything is a Tradeoff
Dec 3 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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…