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LensWork - Photography and the Creative Process

Brooks Jensen

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LensWork - Photography and the Creative Process
LensWork - Photography and the Creative Process

LensWork - Photography and the Creative Process

Brooks Jensen

36
Followers
64
Plays
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Random Observations on Art, Photography, and the Creative Process. These 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 40 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.

Included in this series are the LensWork Podcasts -- typically 10-15 minutes exploring a topic a bit more deeply -- and our almost daily Here's a thought . . . series. Here's a thought . . . is the audio portion from videos with the same title and are snippets, fragments, morsels, and tidbits from Brooks' fertile (and sometimes swiss-cheesy) brain. Usually just a minute or so. Pretty much daily. Always about photography and the art life.

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 "Seeing in SIXES (2016), The Best of the LensWork Interviews (2016), Photography, Art, and Media (2016), Seeing in SIXES (2017), and Seeing in SIXES (2018).

Latest Episodes

HT0235 - The Subject of the Story

Here's a thought ... We can remember the process of making a photograph. It's easy to tell a story about that process. But if the story is about our process (instead of the subject), it will be a lot less interesting to the viewer.

2 MIN12 h ago
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HT0235 - The Subject of the Story

HT0234 - Brown

Here's a thought ... Brown is such a lovely color for a black-and-white print, but such a difficult color to nail perfectly. Finding the right tint of brown is a matter of trial and error.

1 MIN1 d ago
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HT0234 - Brown

HT0233 - What We Leave Behind

Here's a thought ... I read last week that Ginger Baker passed away. Thankfully, now that he and Jack Bruce are both gone we can still enjoy their creative output.

2 MIN2 d ago
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HT0233 - What We Leave Behind

HT0232 - An Introduction Book

Here's a thought ... An idea that makes photographing access much easier when you are in a foreign country, especially if you don't speak the local language.

1 MIN3 d ago
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HT0232 - An Introduction Book

HT0231 - Edges

Here's a thought ... Wherever there is an edge, there is potential for a great photograph. In a print, wherever there is an edge or a corner, a distraction is magnified. In photography, manage the edges and your photography will improve.

2 MIN4 d ago
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HT0231 - Edges

HT0230 - An Inspiration from Japan

Here's a thought ... The Zen monk Sengai (d. 1837) simply refused to do work on commission or for sale. For him, artwork was a joy to experience, not a commodity to exchange for good and services.

1 MIN5 d ago
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HT0230 - An Inspiration from Japan

HT0229 - The Odd One

Here's a thought ... No matter how much you love an image, if it doesn't fit with the rest of them in the project, it has simply got to go.

2 MIN6 d ago
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HT0229 - The Odd One

LW1174 - Precision

Strange as it may sound, I do miss the precision demanded of me by the processes in the wet darkroom. Perhaps it's time to recognize that precision is still required, but in a different area of our art life. You might be interested in . . . We wish to thank ALL of the photographers who entered their projects in our 4th and final Seeing in SIXESbook competition! Once again, an enthusiastic response from the LensWork community provided a diversity of excellent work. Pre-order this 312-page book at the special rate before September 30th atwww.lenswork.com. And stay tuned for a new project in 2020!

10 MIN3 w ago
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LW1174 - Precision

LW1173 - Practical Tech

Here is a partial wish-list of practical features I'd love to see added to the next generation of cameras - or better yet, included in the next firmware update for my existing camera! You might be interested in . . . If you like Brooks Jensen's podcasts, check out his new video series titled, "Here's a thought..." These short 1-2 minute videos will give you a daily dose of creativity and something to think about. The three most recent videos are available to everyone at daily.lenswork.com. The entire back-episode archive is always available to members ofLensWork Online.

13 MINAUG 22
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LW1173 - Practical Tech

LW1172 - Our Own Judgment

If you want to sell you photographs, you'd better be willing to let go of your internal motivations and produce the photographs the market demands - even if that's dewy spider webs and kittens playing with yarn. You might be interested in . . . If you like Brooks Jensen's podcasts, check out his new video series titled, "Here's a thought..." These short 1-2 minute videos will give you a daily dose of creativity and something to think about. The three most recent videos are available to everyone at daily.lenswork.com. The entire back-episode archive is always available to members ofLensWork Online.

8 MINJUL 24
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LW1172 - Our Own Judgment

Latest Episodes

HT0235 - The Subject of the Story

Here's a thought ... We can remember the process of making a photograph. It's easy to tell a story about that process. But if the story is about our process (instead of the subject), it will be a lot less interesting to the viewer.

2 MIN12 h ago
Comments
HT0235 - The Subject of the Story

HT0234 - Brown

Here's a thought ... Brown is such a lovely color for a black-and-white print, but such a difficult color to nail perfectly. Finding the right tint of brown is a matter of trial and error.

1 MIN1 d ago
Comments
HT0234 - Brown

HT0233 - What We Leave Behind

Here's a thought ... I read last week that Ginger Baker passed away. Thankfully, now that he and Jack Bruce are both gone we can still enjoy their creative output.

2 MIN2 d ago
Comments
HT0233 - What We Leave Behind

HT0232 - An Introduction Book

Here's a thought ... An idea that makes photographing access much easier when you are in a foreign country, especially if you don't speak the local language.

1 MIN3 d ago
Comments
HT0232 - An Introduction Book

HT0231 - Edges

Here's a thought ... Wherever there is an edge, there is potential for a great photograph. In a print, wherever there is an edge or a corner, a distraction is magnified. In photography, manage the edges and your photography will improve.

2 MIN4 d ago
Comments
HT0231 - Edges

HT0230 - An Inspiration from Japan

Here's a thought ... The Zen monk Sengai (d. 1837) simply refused to do work on commission or for sale. For him, artwork was a joy to experience, not a commodity to exchange for good and services.

1 MIN5 d ago
Comments
HT0230 - An Inspiration from Japan

HT0229 - The Odd One

Here's a thought ... No matter how much you love an image, if it doesn't fit with the rest of them in the project, it has simply got to go.

2 MIN6 d ago
Comments
HT0229 - The Odd One

LW1174 - Precision

Strange as it may sound, I do miss the precision demanded of me by the processes in the wet darkroom. Perhaps it's time to recognize that precision is still required, but in a different area of our art life. You might be interested in . . . We wish to thank ALL of the photographers who entered their projects in our 4th and final Seeing in SIXESbook competition! Once again, an enthusiastic response from the LensWork community provided a diversity of excellent work. Pre-order this 312-page book at the special rate before September 30th atwww.lenswork.com. And stay tuned for a new project in 2020!

10 MIN3 w ago
Comments
LW1174 - Precision

LW1173 - Practical Tech

Here is a partial wish-list of practical features I'd love to see added to the next generation of cameras - or better yet, included in the next firmware update for my existing camera! You might be interested in . . . If you like Brooks Jensen's podcasts, check out his new video series titled, "Here's a thought..." These short 1-2 minute videos will give you a daily dose of creativity and something to think about. The three most recent videos are available to everyone at daily.lenswork.com. The entire back-episode archive is always available to members ofLensWork Online.

13 MINAUG 22
Comments
LW1173 - Practical Tech

LW1172 - Our Own Judgment

If you want to sell you photographs, you'd better be willing to let go of your internal motivations and produce the photographs the market demands - even if that's dewy spider webs and kittens playing with yarn. You might be interested in . . . If you like Brooks Jensen's podcasts, check out his new video series titled, "Here's a thought..." These short 1-2 minute videos will give you a daily dose of creativity and something to think about. The three most recent videos are available to everyone at daily.lenswork.com. The entire back-episode archive is always available to members ofLensWork Online.

8 MINJUL 24
Comments
LW1172 - Our Own Judgment