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…let’s not get too hung up on the morning papers…you know what’s in ’em…

Greenwich Village, NYC
Craig Bagno (aka Bagnostian), photographer
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…let’s fuel up and get going…

Splash of Coffee – Jessica Bubb (aka Rustic Bones)
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incidental comics, 6/15/2017
by grant snider
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Forget the self-help books, the inspirational lectures and the how-to’s. Stop looking for that magic formula. What brought you here? To this point in time? What made you ever sit at a keyboard, pick up a brush, a camera, a pencil, or a piece of charcoal? What is it that you’re trying to say?

You’ll never be as young as you are at this very moment. Stop waiting. Get it done.

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…ya don’t saaaay…

dogs
by Elke Volgelsang

From an interview with the photographer (with more photos):

Dogs are funny characters. They find pleasure in the most mundane things. My dogs are my joy, inspiration and constant source of laughter, though they can be shy and sad as well. They have also comforted me in bad times—dogs have all the emotions that human beings have.

I try to explore the emotional, funny, quirky side of dogs and dog photography. I would definitely say that they enrich my life, and I hope I can at least give them back half of what they give us. It’s an homage to dogs, life and photography.

 

 

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Madame Schröedinger’s Cat, 1998
Duane Michals, photographer

From the series, Quantum, via Carnegie Museum of Art

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via My Modern Met:

Taken in the 1920s, the photos present Kahlo—who was born in 1907—as a young woman…these rare, earlier photographs help us to fill in the gaps and and see the artist like we’ve never seen her before.

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greenwich village, nyc
photo © Craig Bagno (bagnostian)

Working from home these days…missing the pack…following the muse…

For all artists – ways to improve your artistic vision – from photographer and teacher, Robert Rodriquez, Jr.:

Let go of identification and labeling. Learn to see the world as color, masses, values, shapes and edges.

 Develop a curious mind. Cultivate a childlike awareness and freedom, as if you have never seen nature before.

 Understand your own personal visual biases, those objects and colors that you notice and those that you tend to ignore.

 Study the art of others, especially painters. Try to understand their compositional choices and how they establish their focal point.

 Practice developing a vigilant eye. Always look for artistic potential wherever you are.

 Study light and all it’s variations; warm, cool, side, front, back, reflected, and diffused.

 Work to improve and sharpen your visual literacy. Learn to identify what separates a captivating image from a technically proficient image.

 Forget making masterpieces, learn to value practice.

Excellent advice from an incredible artist…

Robert Rodriguez, Jr.Robert Rodriquez, Jr.

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I can see the weekend from my house!

marsder san juan islandsSan Juan Islands       © Derrick Lin

See more at Derrick Lin’s Instagram

oxford circusTongue at Oxford Circus        © Bob Mazzer

Second week into new job…deep in the woods…posting light…

[more on photographer Bob Mazzer here]

© Bill Israel

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