Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #178

Start your Monday off right:

  1. Kiyomi builds tiny pieces for dollhouses in her spare time. The precision and accuracy of each piece is mind blowing. I would love to see a video of her assembling one of them. 
  2. The award for the best sketchbook I have seen should go to José Naranja. His books seem like publishable books rather then the messy version of my own. 
  3. Peter Zelewski has spent the last 3 years photographing twins for his "Alike But Not Alike" series. I spent a while trying to find the differences in each set of twins. 
  4. The portrait on the top of the page from Lai Gutiérrez's series on Cuba really grabbed me. It reveals just enough to portrait the taxi drive and his environment. 
  5. The School of Visual Arts has a massive trove of free lectures on photography (and other visual arts) on their YouTube channel. Its a great resource to find new ideas and inspiration. 
  6. “If you’re open to learning, you get your life-lessons delivered as gently as the tickle of a feather. But if you’re defensive, if you stubbornly persist in being right instead of learning the lesson at hand, if you stop paying attention to the tickles, the nudges, the clues—boom! Sledgehammer.”
    ― Gay Hendricks
  7. Alberto Selvestrel's series, "Images" is almost painterly in the way elements are juxtaposed in each frame. The work reminds me a lot of Maarten Rots's brilliant work.  

  8. As more a visual person, I have struggled through the years with my writing. Austin Kleon offers great pointers how artists (particularly visual artists) can become better writers. 

  9. I wasnt familiar with Cole Younger prior to this interview on Ground Up but I really resonated with his story about how the camera saved his life. 

  10. Chris Eyre-Walker sat down with landscape photographer Simon Baxter in a great episode of Adventure Photography on Location.