Jeffery Saddoris: Everything

Jeffery Saddoris: Everything

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In Between 20: Getting Out of the Way and Into the Work
Jul 22 • 53 min
At the end of May, I decided to take a break from social media so I could focus on making without the constant background noise that seemed to be sucking the life out the urge to create anything. It was a self-imposed blackout that I hoped would allow at…
Process Driven 34: Chasing an Image [Shane Balkowitsch]
Jul 8 • 91 min
There’s something about wet plate photography that I can’t get out of my head. Maybe it’s the process, maybe it’s the unpredictable nature of it - Sally Mann calls it “the angel of uncertainty.” Or maybe it’s the permanence of the objects themselves. When…
In Between 19: Too Many Distractions, Too Little Art
Jun 2 • 45 min
Last week, I decided to take a much needed break from social media. There’s just too much going on in the world that pulls my focus away from the areas of my life that really warrant - and frankly need - that focus - specifically my family and my art. In…
Iteration 62: What’s Next?
May 22 • 9 min
 What happens next? That’s the question isn’t it? It’s something I get asked a lot, especially lately, both from friends and from strangers. I wish I had an answer but honestly I’m still spending a fair bit of time struggling to answer “what now?” I’m…
Process Driven 33: A Visceral Response [Lisa Pressman]
Apr 9 • 53 min
 As much as I love working with acrylics in my paintings, because many of them are literally dozens of layers of pigment, collage, found objects, and thick layers of acrylic medium, it can take weeks to finish a single piece just waiting for layers to…
In Between 18: Balance and the Dark Side
Mar 13 • 43 min
Back in January, I came across a terrific piece of writing by author Paul Jarvis. One part of it in particular really spoke to some of the things I’ve wrestled with over the years — loving what you do, following your passion, and the costly obsession that…
Iteration 61: Hang On Tightly, Let Go Lightly
Mar 10 • 7 min
Do you know the Serenity prayer? Even if you don’t know it by name, you’ve likely heard it. It goes: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.” Originally…
In Between 17: Art In Transit
Feb 27 • 67 min
Several years ago when I wasn’t really sure what direction my life was taking, one of the ideas I kept coming back to was getting a Volkswagen Westfalia van and just driving around the country, allowing the universe to put interesting people and…
Process Driven 32: Always Something New to Learn [Karl Taylor]
Feb 21 • 66 min
“Light is almost like some sort of magical quantity that I get to work with — and I’m fascinated by it.” This might be one of the most process-driven episodes of Process Driven yet. I’ve known Karl Taylor for more than a decade. I was introduced to his…
Process Driven 31: Everything’s a Little Hustle [Ryan Struck]
Feb 13 • 61 min
“The best way to be in the moment behind the camera is to be in the moment in life.” When I saw the work of photographer Ryan Struck, particularly his surf and lifestyle photography, I knew I wanted to talk to him. From the first photo, it was obvious…
In Between 16: 1917 and a Shiny Tennis Match
Feb 4 • 65 min
A couple weeks ago, I got a text from my friend Sean who had just gotten out of the cinema seeing 1917, the new World War I epic from director Sam Mendes. The text simply read “so good.” I remember seeing the trailer for the film months ago and thinking…
In Between 15: Input, Inspiration, and Possibility
Jan 16 • 58 min
The recent death of Rush drummer Neil Peart hit me like a ton of bricks. While I consider myself a visual artist, I can’t think of a single painter, or sculptor, or photographer whose death has or even would affect me as dramatically as Neil’s has and I…
In Between 14: What’s Effort Got to Do with It?
Jan 8 • 59 min
I have a question for you, and the answer depends at least partly on the primary perspective you take - either as an audience member or a maker — when you think about how to answer. It centers around effort in art-making and to what degree the visibility…
Iteration 60: Are You Overdue for an Update?
Dec 11, 2019 • 9 min
In the last Iteration I talked about the importance of giving yourself little victories in the work that you do — tiny wins that you can finish in a day or two that can often re-energize you or jumpstart your creative momentum on larger, more…
Iteration 59: Big Projects, Little Victories
Nov 27, 2019 • 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 you have been for a while – trying to come up with some great new project or maybe multiple projects that will make the next year better than…
Process Driven 30: A Deep Need to be Seen [John Keatley]
Nov 15, 2019 • 66 min
“So much goes into it and I’m finding even for myself the stuff I’m learning or the stuff that’s changing who I am isn’t necessarily reflected visually in the final image.” One of the first photographers I reached out to when I started recording…
Iteration 58: Only One Way to Find Out
Nov 10, 2019 • 8 min
My dad and I never really did a lot together when I was growing up. I mean, yes I spent summers with him and my stepmother Linda in Arizona but it was always with a group of people - and don’t get me wrong, it was a terrific way to spend the summer. But…
In Between 13: The Eyes Have It
Oct 31, 2019 • 52 min
“Because I had really poor depth perception, everything in my world flattened into two dimensions. I struggle to incorporate depth into my work because that’s not how I engage with what I see.” — Jo Mackby If you listen to any of my other…
A Day’s Work: Trailer
Oct 27, 2019 • 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 about how we spend our time when we’re not with family and friends. Inspired by the landmark work of Studs Terkel, I’m having conversations…
In Between 12: A Continual Refinement
Oct 25, 2019 • 47 min
The tormented artist. You’ve heard the term — hell you may even be one yourself. I know I was. For years, I was absolutely convinced that if my art wasn’t the albatross around my neck, that I was somehow unworthy of the title. Why is that? Why do so many…
What’s a Mentor Got To Do With It?
Oct 16, 2019 • 37 min
I got an email a couple weeks ago from a listener asking if I had any advice for finding a mentor. Now, while I have been incredibly fortunate to have had – and frankly still have – some amazing people in my life who have in one way or another taken on…
Iteration 57: Asking a Deeper Why
Oct 13, 2019 • 8 min
Earlier this week, Adrianne and I watched the first episode of the new season of Abstract on the Netflix . For those of you who haven’t seen it, Abstract is a fantastic show about art and design. It follows roughly the same format as something like Chef’s…
Process Driven 29: Olga Karlovac
Oct 4, 2019 • 53 min
“We are all unique in the way we see things — the worst thing is to copy. The best thing is to be who you are.” As I sat down to write the intro to this episode of Process Driven, I struggled a little trying to come up with words that would convey some of…
Iteration 56: Go Off on a Tangent
Sep 28, 2019 • 8 min
Adrianne and I were in the car the other day — I don’t remember where we were going but I do remember that we were listening to Classic Vinyl on XM because we both really dig Meg Griffin. The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys by Traffic came on and whatever…
In Between 11: What Counts as Art?
Sep 20, 2019 • 50 min
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about art - specifically, what really counts as art? Is the art the thing that we make? Or, is in the doing? The making itself. Or is art in the reaction to work — the results of the doing? Or, is it something else…
Iteration 55: Sometimes It’s Better Not To
Sep 10, 2019 • 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 a treat to get to talk to someone who has inspired me for decades, the work was only a small part of the conversation. Instead, we just…
Process Driven 28: Alexander Rosenberg
Sep 6, 2019 • 71 min
“I used to think art with a capital ‘A’ had to be about these big ideas. I started finding work that was really playful and finding that quality in myself.” Have you ever sat down to watch something on Netflix only to spend whatever time you set aside…
In Between 10: Selfish in a Good Way
Aug 30, 2019 • 59 min
A week or so ago, I was talking to my friend Gareth about how frustrated I was in not feeling like I had a clear and consistent creative voice. It’s not uncommon for me to feel overwhelmed and frankly paralyzed by the number of options I have and unable…
In Between 09: Who Owns Your Happiness?
Aug 23, 2019 • 46 min
Are you happy? If not, why do you think that is? For a lot of people who make things and share what they make online — myself included — we have a tendency to abdicate our happiness to the fickle whim of the mob. Not enough likes, or hearts, or dollars…
Show Updates — July 2019
Jul 25, 2019 • 3 min
Last week, I asked a deceptively simple question on Instagram: What are some of your fears around creativity? Dozens of responses came in ranging from fear of running out of creative gas, to being judged by an audience to not being seen or heard at all.…
Iteration 54: Find Your Pepper
Jul 2, 2019 • 8 min
Not too long ago, I was having a conversation with David duChemin about subject as it relates to photography — specifically, some of the differences between photographs of a subject, versus photographs about a subject. It can feel like a tricky…
Iteration 53: A Different Kind of Interaction
Jun 17, 2019 • 7 min
I had something else planned for this episode, but I got a little surprise in the mail and decided to go in a different direction. On Wednesday of last week, as I went to take Cooper on his ten o’ clock walk, I noticed a big padded envelope on the front…
Iteration 52: Like Seeing Myself for the First Time
May 24, 2019 • 6 min
As many of you know, three weeks ago today I had surgery on my eyes to correct a muscle imbalance and while the physical recovery has been fairly uneventful, the emotional and existential healing has been incredibly profound. The condition is called…
Nothing to See
May 1, 2019 • 6 min
I’ve always tried to be honest with you about what’s been going on with me—from the deaths of my parents, to my struggles with depression, to what led me to ultimately leave California for the East Coast. Today I want to share something that I haven’t…
Iteration 51: Roll Up Your Sleeves and Do Something
Apr 30, 2019 • 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 thought around it. In one camp are those who more or less wait for inspiration to strike, which is sort of in line with the…
Iteration 50: More Than the Raw Materials
Apr 18, 2019 • 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 specific time in our lives or evoke a particular state of mind or, in the case of artists, inform the type of work we are able to…
In Between 08: Going After it Tooth and Nail
Apr 9, 2019 • 33 min
One of my favorite photo documentaries is Darkness & Light, which is a fantastic look into the mind and work of Richard Avedon. A lot of people know Avedon from his photographs in the American West - bold monochrome portraits set against stark white…
In Between 07: Someone Else’s Middle
Apr 2, 2019 • 44 min
One of the struggles in making, regardless of what it is that you make is the tendency to compare ourselves to the artists who inspire us. But what do you do when the work you produce isn’t even close to the work of your creative heroes? Some give up,…
In Between 06: Finding a Creative Rudder
Mar 22, 2019 • 50 min
I had a realization recently that the type of photography I was pursuing really didn’t hold much interest for me. I enjoy the process of making pictures, but the subject matter is leaving me feeling disconnected and frankly disappointed with the pictures…
Iteration 49: A Handful of Connections and Stories
Mar 15, 2019 • 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 whole “which camera should I buy?” saga. Look, I think I am a good photographer — sometimes maybe even really good — but lately I’ve been…
Iteration 48: Is There Money in Podcasting?
Mar 7, 2019 • 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 podcasts. “Why would I do that?” I asked. “Asks the person who has wondered how he can get paid for the podcast he puts out,” he replied. There were a few…
Process Driven 27: Richard Beaven
Mar 1, 2019 • 74 min
“With each of the studies we’ve talked about, I’ve had to have the motivation, the passion, the interest, the fascination with the subject and I’ve needed to go out and make those photographs.” My introduction to the work of Richard Beaven came via a text…
Iteration 47: Which One Do You Want To Be?
Feb 21, 2019 • 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 today to buy a two-year old Micro 4/3 camera that I’ve already bought and returned once before? Well, it’s complicated, but if you’ll give me a…
In Between 05: Where Does It All Come From?
Feb 14, 2019 • 48 min
Kristopher Matheson is one of my favorite people to talk to. Not only is he a terrific photographer, he’s also funny as hell. We don’t talk often, but when we do, I always come away inspired and wanting to dive a little deeper into my own work. Not too…
Iteration 46: Who’s in Your Corner?
Feb 8, 2019 • 7 min
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward I have been drawing as far back as I can remember. My mom used to tell me that I could draw before I could talk.…
Show Updates — February 2019
Feb 6, 2019 • 4 min
I want to give you a quick update to some of the changes I’m making to my shows over the next several weeks. If you’ve listened to any of the recent episodes of Iterations, In Between, or Process Driven, you’ve heard me mention my new Everything feed. For…
Iteration 45: A Little Bit Out of Your Depth
Jan 29, 2019 • 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 hot wax and it’s a process that’s been around for literally thousands of years. The are records of the Greeks using it as…
In Between 04: The Weight of My Own Ideas
Jan 23, 2019 • 54 min
In my last Iteration, I was talking about social media, specifically how this year I was looking to refine or even completely redefine how I use it, personally and professionally. One of the biggest challenges for me historically has been consistency,…
Iteration 44: Your Own Personal Algorithm
Jan 13, 2019 • 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 of my signature logo that I use as my avatar on Instagram and Twitter. I posted it because I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking…
In Between 03: Photographic Memories
Jan 7, 2019 • 67 min
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how photographs influence our memories—not just of people and places, but events in our lives. For example, I have realized that there are memories of certain aspects of my childhood that are rooted not in an actual…
Iteration 43: Leaning Heavy on the Making
Jan 1, 2019 • 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 and this year my eleven-year-old niece Anya made me a gift that I absolutely love. It’s a canvas board which, for those of you who…
Iteration 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 think it’s important and while I won’t share it in its entirety, I would like to share a portion of it because as I said, I think it’s important —…
In Between 02: The Opposite of Joy
Dec 14, 2018 • 57 min
In the last episode, we talked about how I—and maybe even you—rewrote the memories of childhood so they would fit the narrative we crafted about it as an adult, and what happens when childhood photographs begin to poke holes in the story. We also talked…
In Between 01: Only Part of the Story
Dec 5, 2018 • 47 min
One of the things that I enjoyed the most — and miss the most — about doing a weekly podcast like On Taking Pictures is having discussions in between episodes with friends and listeners. Sometimes we would go a little deeper on conversations that were…
Iteration 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 a new camera to replace or at least complement my Fuji X-Pro1, ultimately leading me to the Olympus EM1 Mkii. A few days after I recorded that…
Iteration 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 their career. From what I know of them, they began doing covers of other people’s material – mostly early American rock…
Iteration 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 the film. It’s the scene where Bradley Cooper’s character Jackson is talking to Lady Gaga’s character Ally about self-expression and finding her voice.…
Iteration 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 Macy’s and the one nearest our house was at an outdoor mall called the Eastland Center. In the lower level of The May Company, they had an art supply…
Process Driven 26: Kevin Mullins
Oct 26, 2018 • 75 min
“I want to love taking pictures of whatever it is. It’s making something interesting out of everyday objects that intrigues me.” Kevin Mullins never planned on being a wedding photographer - or any kind of photographer really. His daily routine was a two…
Iteration 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 interior. I had never bought a new car before and the purchase process took months. Literally. I think I test drove every car available under $30,000 —…
Process Driven 25: Ondřej Vachek
Oct 19, 2018 • 63 min
“Those villagers living on the front line — that’s the part that got me the most. Those people have nowhere else to go.” I have been fascinated by photojournalism and specifically combat or conflict photojournalism since first seeing the work of Larry…
Process Driven 24: David duChemin
Oct 12, 2018 • 75 min
“It’s not where you go that really is the point, it’s the going. It’s the person you become in the going to these places.” This is going to be a terrific season of Process Driven and I’m starting it off with a conversation with one of my favorite people,…
Iteration 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 still haven’t fully readjusted to East Coast time, but I wanted to talk a little about the trip while it was still fresh in my mind. I spent…
Iteration 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 that point in my life. He was the first person I’d met who had…almost an “aura” about him, for lack of a better word, along with several…
Iteration 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 get around to beginning the build out of the two basement spaces that will ultimately become my studios — one for podcasting and digital media and the…
Iteration 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 probably had albums or maybe boxes of them that you would flip through on holidays or birthdays or the night before you…
Iteration 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 been. It’s something I’m really trying to work on, but as you probably know, sometimes life gets in the way. Anyway, during the course of our…
Iteration 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 show was ostensibly about photography, the legacy of the show is 325 episodes—about 600 hours, give or take—of conversations that…
Process Driven 23: Jude Gerard Prest
Jul 4, 2018 • 68 min
“I did small roles in big films and big roles in small films, but I was working constantly for the first six years and then, you know, the bottom kind of dropped out.” Jude Gerard Prest is an actor, a writer, a director, and a producer with more than 700…
Iteration 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 grateful for the life I was allowed to share with her. She was generous, compassionate, and the most unconditionally loving person I have ever met. She…
Iteration 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 if you’re a gamer, it’s like Mecca. Every year, game studios and indie developers descend on the LA convention center for the chance to show…
Process Driven 22: Kristopher Matheson
Jun 22, 2018 • 53 min
Kristopher Matheson is a photographer living in Tokyo after leaving Canada for a teaching position that was only supposed to last six months to a year. Twelve years later, he’s still there and has made Tokyo his home, at least for now. I was introduced to…
Process Driven 21: Gareth Lewis
Jun 13, 2018 • 74 min
There’s a saying in photography that goes “pretty light plus a pretty subject equals a pretty picture.” And if you believe that, then you might be tempted to form an opinion about who Gareth Lewis is based solely on the provocative nature of his…
Process Driven 20: Joshua K Jackson
Jun 7, 2018 • 59 min
Joshua K Jackson is a terrific street photographer from London. On paper he’s relatively new to the genre, but his already stunning body of work is every bit as compelling as those by some of his photographic heroes. Though Josh is quick to point out that…
Iteration 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 from the standpoint of having the conversations, but rather why release them into the world. “What do you get out of it?” he asked. As I thought about…
Process Driven 19: Simon Baxter
May 30, 2018 • 62 min
Simon Baxter is a fantastic landscape photographer from the north of England who I was introduced to by Sean Tucker. There’s something about Simon’s photographs that goes beyond light and composition and draws the viewer into the scene, rather than simply…
Process Driven 18: Kent Hall
May 25, 2018 • 63 min
Kent Hall is tough to categorize. On one hand he’s a photographer who makes books. On the other, he’s a collage artist who makes books. But he’s also a poet—and yes, a poet who makes books. His fascination with the mundane and the detritus of modern life…
Iteration 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 is so and so and I make iconic portraits of whatever…,” and I’ve got to tell you, I’m having a hard time with how it’s being used.…
Process Driven 17: Oli Kellett
May 16, 2018 • 59 min
One of the biggest struggles as a maker, regardless of what it is that you’re making, can be finding meaning in what you make. Whether you’re a painter, or a sculptor, or a writer, or a photographer, finding meaning in a particular project is often one of…
Process Driven 16: Nick Mayo
May 10, 2018 • 47 min
Nick Mayo is a terrific street photographer from Grand Rapids, Michigan who is using YouTube and Instagram to build a platform centered around serving the photographic community and having an ongoing dialog discussing the challenges of making and sharing…
Iteration 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. He painted worlds I had never seen before, filled with warriors being pulled by a team of polar bears, red eyed demons on…
Process Driven 15: Freddy Clark
May 2, 2018 • 65 min
Trying to make a living as a professional photographer is hard, really hard. You might get into it thinking that all you’re going to do is take pictures, but it doesn’t take long to realize that time with a camera in your hands is only a small part of a…
Process Driven 14: Maarten Rots
Apr 26, 2018 • 60 min
Dutch street photographer Maarten Rots makes the kind of pictures that the graphic designer in me can’t get enough of. His purposeful compositions are made up of strong lines, bold colors, and subtle overlapping textures with just enough visual ambiguity…
Iteration 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 a good show. I think every show is a good show for one reason or another. It was one of the more significant shows because of the…
Process Driven 13: Sean Tucker
May 31, 2017 • 53 min
Sean Tucker is a photographer in London who I was introduced to by an On Taking Pictures listener who emailed me and told me “you have to see this guy’s work. I think it’s right up your alley.” He was right. Sean’s work is terrific, but it was his YouTube…
Process Driven 12: Karl Taylor
Jul 3, 2016 • 64 min
I was introduced to Karl Taylor in 2010 when a friend gave me one of his photography training DVDs. Karl’s energy and enthusiasm for photography along with his incredible knowledge of how to make great pictures in virtually any situation really set him as…
Process Driven 11: Nick Brandt
Jun 10, 2016 • 59 min
There are some photographs that just stick with you — images that once you see them, you simply can’t unsee. It happens across virtually all genres of photography. A single image, a particular project or an entire body of work seeps into our being and…
Process Driven 10: Jon Wilkening
May 5, 2016 • 55 min
When I was a junior in high school I took my first photography class and one of the things we had to do before we got to shoot with the “real” cameras — in our case, they were Pentax K1000s loaded with Tri-X — was to build a pinhole camera from one of the…
Process Driven 09: Tom Deslongchamp
Apr 22, 2016 • 63 min
In the last episode, I had a conversation with Glenn D’Cruze from North Atlantic Explorers, who I was introduced to by a listener of On Taking Pictures. In this episode, my guest was recommended to me by one of my favorite photographers, John Keatley. A…
Process Driven 08: Glenn D’Cruze
Apr 5, 2016 • 65 min
In this episode, I’m doing something a little different. One of the goals I’ve had for Process Driven from the beginning has been to expand the scope of the conversations I have beyond visual arts as an exploration into how and where creativity overlaps,…
Process Driven 07: Dan Winters
Feb 10, 2016 • 59 min
A few months ago, I attended a talk that Dan Winters gave at the Smithsonian and one of the things that struck me straight away was the language he used to describe his relationship to his work. I’ve been a fan for years and own a few of his books, but I…
Process Driven 06: Ben Thomas
Jan 26, 2016 • 55 min
In 1976, William Eggleston opened his first color show at MoMA, the reviews were fairly polarized. To some of the art establishment, color photography was for snapshots and not to be taken seriously and black and white was the only true photographic art…
Process Driven 05: Gregory Crewdson
Jan 11, 2016 • 51 min
I can’t tell you what the first photograph that I ever saw by Gregory Crewdson was, but I do remember very clearly how it made me feel — how I connected to this world. Unlike any other photographer I can think of off the top of my head, this was instantly…
Process Driven 04: Sam Faulkner
Sep 2, 2015 • 54 min
“I became more and more interested in…the idea of photography. Not the technique of photography, but the idea of what photography is about and the role photography plays in our visual understanding of situations or issue or an event.” Sam Faulkner is a…
Process Driven 03: David duChemin
Jul 10, 2014 • 79 min
In 2009 when photographer David duChemin released his first book Within The Frame, the former comedian had no idea what adding author to his resume would do to his career trajectory, saying “I think sometimes other people can peg that about us before…
Process Driven 02: Dalton Campbell
Jul 4, 2014 • 59 min
After his business imploded, Dalton Campbell decided he needed a change. He sold everything he owned, packed a single backpack of clothes and essentials, grabbed his camera and left for Europe without any sort of agenda, other than to take photographs…
Process Driven 01: Tom Hoops
Aug 22, 2013 • 74 min
A unique photographic style is one of the benchmarks of a great photographer. In 2007, Tom Hoops, was working as a web designer in Thailand, unfamiliar with names like Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, or Paolo Roversi. But, after borrowing a friend’s camera…