Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #130

Start your Monday off right:

  1. Every photographer employs light to create their images. However, Chris McCaw takes it a step farther. He uses a very tiny pinhole and exposes the paper in such a way that the sun burns a trail or spots in the image. Each image is truly a one of a kind. 
  2. Archie Proudfoot continues the proud tradition of traditional sign painters in London battling the ever growing wave of cheap vinyl signs. The patience and skill in his craft are on display in this profile video. 
  3. Nettie Wakefield's “Reversed Portrait” seems like a ridiculous idea when I initial heard about the project. She draws "portraits" of the back of people's head. Yet, each one has its own character similar to a standard portrait. The skill with the pencil is also crazy impressive.  
  4. Anu Kumar, born in India but grew up in Australia, travels back to her hometown. The resulting images were made during her daily walks through the city with her two aunts.  
  5. “If you find yourself criticizing other people, you’re probably doing it out of Resistance. When we see others beginning to live their authentic selves, it drives us crazy if we have not lived out our own. Individuals who are realized in their own lives almost never criticize others. If they speak at all, it is to offer encouragement. Watch yourself. Of all the manifestations of Resistance, most only harm ourselves. Criticism and cruelty harm others as well.”
    — Steven Pressfield, War of Art
  6. Do you have the case of the Supposedtobes? Ze Frank highlights that feeling we all wrestling with feeling you are supposed to be doing something or at certain place. These videos are 5 years old and I still often come back to them. 

  7. Stephen Wiltshire only needs one look at a city and he can draw the entire skyline in scale purely from memory.  He was diagnosed with Autism at age 3 and people believe that this is how he can create such detailed images from memory.  

  8. The interview with photographer, Daniel Alford, only reinforced my desire to explore the Scottish Highlands. The resulting images he returned with are gorgeous.