Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #180

Start your Monday off right:

  1. A crispy chicken sandwich is one of my favorite things in the world. This is an easy recipe and you dont even need to have a deep fryer.  
  2. The British climber, Rob Durran, has been traveling and climbing in Jordan for 15 years. He filmed an episode of Elemental Journeys on his latest trip and staying (and climbing) with the local Bedouins. The landscape is insanely gorgeous. 
  3. The city of Vorkuta in Russia sits above the Arctic Circle far removed from Moscow. This photo essay by Tomeu Coll feels like you stepped back in time to an almost foreign world. 
  4. Andrea Modica took her trusty 8x10 camera to the Mummers Day Parade capturing portraits of "Wenches". I love her softer approach to this images rather then focusing on the sear madness of the Mummers. 
  5. Richard Turner is one of the greatest card magicians of all time and he is also blind. I am definitely watching the documentary on his life, Dealt, when I get a chance.  
  6. “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” – Albert Einstein
  7. Tyler Roste photographed the struggling towns and their population along the Northern Delaware River which separates Pennsylvania and New York and New Jersey for his series "Men of Men". 

  8. The local news did a short piece on Christopher Burkett who is a large format landscape photographer. The best part of the piece was when he was working in his darkroom producing insane cibachrome prints from his remaining stock after the paper was discontinued. 

  9. Ainslie Henderson built stop motion puppets out of dead leaves and pieces of technology and then created a short movie. Its amazing how this characters come to life from things you have around your house. 

  10. Andrea Torres Balaguer pushes the boundary of portrait photography in his series, Faceless. As the name suggestions, the faces of each subject is obscured by their hair or paint applied to the final print. 

  11. "You Don't Have To Live Life By The Rules" is a perfect title for a talk given by Mr. Bingo. His career path has broken every rule possible and yet he continues to make waves through the internet. 

  12. "You don't get what you don't ask for" is one of the hardest things I am slowly learning in relation to my photography business.