Monday Missive — June 20, 2022


    A little something extra for Father’s Day

I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.” — Umberto Eco, medievalist and philosopher

No matter what drama I deal with at work, when I get home and hear them scream, ‘Daddy!’ I forget whatever it was I was stressed about.” — Mario Lopez, actor

Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow.” — Reed Markham, author

And now, back to our regularly scheduled program

We put the thought of all that we love into all that we make.” — Galadriel, The Fellowship of the Ring, JRR Tolkien

I sometimes think of photographs as a diving board into a pool of imagination.” — Alec Soth

Creativity is an energy. It’s a precious energy, and it’s something to be protected. A lot of people take for granted that they’re a creative person, but I know from experience, feeling it in myself, it is a magic; it is an energy. And it can’t be taken for granted.” — Ava DuVernay

Photoessays/Bodies of Work
— British Industry: When things could only get better Good images
— Hands
— Black power and pride in NY
— Glasgow 1870

— John Paul Caponigro details what to look for in great prints
— Blake Rudis: Using rulers to assure symmetry

Field and Studio
— Lindsay Adler: Burlesque style portrait with 5 lights

— Exploring gender identity
— A dozen of the best nature images I have ever seen Also excellent text explaining what you are seeing and why it is signficant.
— Photography lessons from Robert Frank

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