Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #209

Start your week off right:

  1. This is the process of making a Patek Philippe 5175R Grandmaster Chime Watch (retails for 2.8 million). It was mesmerizing watching watching all the tiny parts being manufactured and assembled.

  2. Each year Tom Whitehall publishes his 52 things I learned in that year. There are always some fascinating things that I had no idea about in the list.

  3. Vox continued its series on jazz (I linked a video last week) by examining the iconic art and design of Blue Note Records. I absolutely loved seeing the contact sheets and then the chosen photographed used for the record.

  4. Eugene Richards’s followed in the photojournalism footsteps of the past but wasnt afraid to be a little more intimate than he predecessors. Feature Shoot interviewed him about his life and his photographs.

  5. “People fall so in love with their pain, they can’t leave it behind. The same as the stories they tell. We trap ourselves.”

    — Chuck Palahniuk

  6. Keith Carter moved to Texas as a small kid and the tiny towns which dot the state have been a constant source of photographic inspiration. He is releasing a book about the work which looks awesome. For more about him, Ted Forbes interviewed for his Artist Series.

  7. The New York art critic, Jerry Saltz, just published his 33 rules on how to be an artist. There is a lot of hyperbole in the article but also some great reminders about putting in the work.

  8. Desiré van den Berg used to live in Hong Kong so when she returned with her camera, she tried to capture the city she knew.

  9. Learning how to make better decisions is easily one of the best decisions you can make. Mark Manson goes into the 5 Principles for Making Better Life Decisions and I thinks its a great being point on that journey.