This is a uniquely brilliant TED Talk. She makes a great point in regards to the connection between the artist (in any medium) and their audience. The connection is the point of the art, in my experience.
Best Advice for Graphic Designers
I couldn’t agree more with this simple advice from the legendary Saul Bass about the most basic component of your design knowledge – drawing.
A friend sent me this video about the artwork found in ancient books. Some real amazing and beautiful works here. Check it out.
Oh, and yes, I am still working on a new show. Not as hard as I should be, but it is happening.
New Work Coming Very Soon!
It’s been kinda slow around the site recently. I’m working on a new body of work that I photographed two years ago and is now getting ready to be on display. These are some black and white landscapes from the northwest U.S. I am really excited about them and can’t wait to show you all.
Here’s a (differently formatted) teaser…
I’ve been inspired, through some of the iphone projects at hand to revisit some work I’ve done over the last five years and look at it with a new vision. The first of these is some telescope portraits I did in Washington state. Looking West is the small collection of these images. I have many more that I’m working on bringing together in new ways and I hope to have these posted quite soon. Let me know what you think about this new work.
So I’ve been having way too much fun using Instagram, as mentioned in an earlier post. It’s a great visual social networking tool. It’s especially useful if you’re in the early stages of leaning the art of photography as it can open up a world of feedback to help you along. I’m really jealous of kids today, though they will never know the wonderment of working in a darkroom seeing images come to life through chemical interactions.
Using Instagram reinforces my love of iPhoneography, that’s for sure!
I’ve been getting more and more addicted to Instagram. Something that I was warned about before I started, I should have listened. Actually, I did listen. That was kind of a selling point for me. I wish you could customize the settings and combine them differently, but even still, it’s pretty fun to be limited and work to make the best decision based on what’s best for each image. I love that having an iPhone means that I always have a decent camera with me, always. And I love that I can do a wide range of post-processing while I’m out and about, not having to wait until I’m at my desk. I also love that this, for me, serves as constant inspiration for making photographic artwork.
My username on Instagram is: carllondon, follow me! Here’s a sampling of the photos I’ve uploaded.
Loneliest Table in Town
New Photographs… and a goose!
I finally got a chance to get back out and work on some more photographs. I haven’t been able to in way too long. It was a very inspired outing and I got some great images. I have added three new photographs to the Notions of Eden collection. I’m very excited about them and the show as a whole. Below is one of the newest images that’s actually going to be considered an outtake It will not be part of the show, but I like it nonetheless. It is also representative of something I rarely do as it’s a composite image.
While I was making a 2 minute exposure (actually of one of the new pieces that made the cut) I was looking around and just behind me was a goose perched on her nest. Right there beside the parking area. She was extremely still and I took a long exposure of her that came out sharp. Of course, she was probably trying to sleep and here was this crazy guy checking her out. She was quite beautiful I must say.
A Look at the Vatican Library
This is probably the ultimate library in all existence. The Vatican Library contains over 2 million pieces, some dating back thousands of years. I’ve read about wonderful libraries that are hidden in monasteries around the world, but this tops them all I’m sure. According to the piece, only one person is allowed to check out anything at this library – The Pope.
Thanks to CBS News and 60 Minutes for doing this story. Here’s the accompanying video.