Random Observations on Art, Photography, and the Creative Process. These short 2-4 minute talks focus on the creative process in fine art photography. LensWork editor Brooks Jensen side-steps techno-talk and artspeak to offer a stimulating mix of ideas, experience, and observations from his 35 years as a fine art photographer, writer, and publisher. Topics include a wide range of subjects from finding subject matter to presenting your work and building an audience. Brooks Jensen is the publisher of LensWork, one of the world's most respected and award-winning photography publications, known for its museum-book quality printing and luxurious design. LensWork has subscribers in over 73 countries. His latest books are "The Creative Life in Photography" (2013) and "Looking at Images (2014).
June 4th, 2015
Episode 50 of 138 episodes
This snippet of truth/satire from the website Kind of Normal really hit a button with me. Far too often I see photographer's websites that are, essentially, all advertising for their "real artwork" that exists elsewhere. I call this "website as brochure." It might be worth thinking about your website and its balance between website as brochure and website as content delivery. This fall, we are offering two immersive experience workshops here in Anacortes, just a couple hours north of Seattle. Brooks will once again teach a hands-on folios and chapbooks workshop scheduled for three full days in mid-October. The following weekend will be a series of 4 half-day seminars modelled after our Road Shows of the last two years. If you missed the Road Show, you can still attend Brooks' seminars on Projects . . . Image & Text . . . Finding an Audience for Your Work . . . and a new offering Printing & Publishing. You can attend any or all of these half-day seminars, but there is a 30% discount for those attending all four! In addition to the workshops, Brooks will be out photographing the day before and after each workshop for those who want to photograph our beautiful islands. And of course, we'll have lots and lots of work to view from our collections: including photogravures, special editions prints, folios, and original prints. You can learn more about our fall workshops at www.lenswork.com.