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).
November 12th, 2015
Episode 67 of 130 episodes
In 23 years of publishing LensWork, we've not received a single portfolio submission of Yosemite. I attribute this to the long shadow of Ansel Adams. Are his great images ones that have taught us to see Yosemite in an overpowering way, or were they simply the "easy ones" because they are so obvious? Perhaps the challenges for us today are a bit harder than previous generations because all the low-hanging fruit has already been picked. You might be interested in . . . Brooks Jensen's book, The Creative Life in Photography, offers readers the opportunity to engage in a selection of timeless and thought-provoking articles previously published in LensWork, but many now long out-of-print. The 203 pages of text are organized in three important sections: Being an Artist, The Creative Muse, and Productivity. This book goes beyond useful; it is truly a "must read" for photographers who are committed to their craft. These essays on photography, the creative process, and personal expression are available in print or as an ebook from www.lenswork.com.