Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #133

Start your Monday off right:

  1. Gravlax (aka cured salmon) feels super complicated but this basic recipe is as easy as combining a few salt and spices, covering, and waiting 12 hours. The best part is that this basic recipe is a starting point for developing your own house recipe. 

  2. Cloud inversion occurs when the warm air traps a layer of colder air inside the Grand Canyon filling it with the resulting clouds. This timeslapse captures the rare but beautiful phenomenon. 

  3. Need a fun laugh? Kids describe the future to an illustrator who then draws out their vision. 

  4. The patience and precision to complete this type of joinery is amazing. The videos of Dorian Brach using this crazy Japanese joints is both fascinating and oddly relaxing. 

  5. Carry paper and ink across 45K miles for his "The Itinerant Printer" project, Chris Fritton traveled print shop to print shop picking up work, hosting lectures, and pop-up shops.  Creative Boom interviews Chris about his journey through this project.

  6. The Zenga brothers believe tall bikes are the key to unlocking people's imagination and D.I.Y. spirit. Tall bikes are half works of art and half 'practical". They are definitely going to get people to turn their head when you ride by. 

  7. “If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.”
    ― Thomas Jefferson
  8. Claudia Corrent's series, "Insulae", makes me want to return to Venice, Italy and explore those maze of streets with my camera. 

  9. Christophe Jacrot ventured out into Hong Kong in the rain and the resulting images are awesome. I particularly love the blurry images but that shouldnt be surprising. 

  10. Its easy to get lost trying to accomplish a large task or goal as there is so many facets which need to be done that you get paralyzed.  Leo Babauta advice is to find the smallest action that brings you closer to the goal. This small victory could have a massive impact. 

Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #132

Start your Monday off right:

  1. If you have ever wondered how you can still buy "fresh" apples in the early summer, I have your answer. They are stored in special rooms devoid of oxygen preventing the natural decomposition process in a crazy state of suspended animation.  
  2. Someone is stealing sunken WW2 warships in the Pacific and no one can figure out who is doing it. 
  3. John Feely traveled through Western Mongolia in 2014 and 2015 capturing the daily lives of those trying to make in the harsh environment. The first image of the girl with a fox skin hat is so good. 
  4. When you imagine a photographer at a F1, you would not picture Joshua Paul holding his 1913 Graflex 4x5 camera. The resulting images have a beautiful sharp/blurry quality which is far more interesting than your standard racing photography. 
  5. The web comic, The Oatmeal, breaks down the process of why we easily chose to believe certain information but reject additional information/change. Interesting implications to politics. 
  6. "All the creativity books in the world aren't going to help you if you're unwilling to have lousy, lame, and even dangerously bad ideas."      
    Seth Godin 
  7. The famed graphic designer, Paul Rand, discusses the importance of play as a means of problem solving. 

  8. Warrick Mitchell lives in the wilderness of Fiordland, New Zealand completely off the grid. This profiles his daily life devoid of most of things we would consider normal. 

  9. An interesting conversation between Noah Kagan and Ryan Holiday on how "artists dont have to starve". 

  10. Todd Hido speaks about making photo books and finding joy in the process.  

Not quite working out as planned

This morning I posted day 230 of my current 365 project. Artistically, the project is going as planned. The relentless grind to post images simultaneously forces a high volume of work and more importantly, the repetition results in boredom which leads to new experiments and discoveries. However, print sale side of the 365 as stalled out. I love the idea of the price matching the day's #. I think this is a case of right idea but the wrong time. I initial considered just keeping going until the project comes to fruition but Squarespace has a limit on the number of items on a particular page. Instead, the price for every single day has been set at $55 (the highest price paid for a print). Each day is still an edition 1 of 1. Enjoy.