Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #167

Start your Monday off right:

  1. This a beautiful look into General Pencil Company, one of the few remaining pencil factories left in the US. I love the combination of colors and machines specifically designed to create the humble pencil. 
  2. A guy turns an old broken skateboard into a pretty ring. 
  3. Over the last month, I discovered woodworking videos on YouTube and in particularly, the craftsman, Ishitani. He painstakingly produces these gorgeous pieces of furniture. The videos are almost meditative. 
  4. Andy Denzler's paintings remind me of when the satellite tv would start cutting out in the middle of heavy rain. You can still see the figure but it appears more as memory than reality. 
  5. One of my favorite photographers, Kwasi Boyd- Bouldin, appeared this week on the podcast, The Candid Frame. I definitely recommend a listen. 
  6. "Remember: When people tell you something's wrong or doesn't work for them, they are almost always right. When they tell you exactly what they think is wrong and how to fix it, they are almost always wrong."        Neil Gaiman 
  7. John Free, an LA street photographer, offers up this sage advice on the discipline required to hone your skills and meaning is found in the consistent pursuit. 

  8. Paul Sisson would just start driving impulsively deciding whether to stop in a small town or take the a right/left. His "Not So Far From Here" series is the photographic reward for his wanderings. 

  9. Ruby Silvious creates beautiful water color paintings on tea bags. It's insane the detail and quality of these on something as simple as a tea bag.