Category Archives: Inspiration

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Mary Ellen Mark on Workshops, Prom, and Photographing Johnny Depp

mary ellen mark worskhop | Make Your Own Book Mary Ellen Mark is one of the most creative and celebrated photographers around. We interviewed her last year and caught up with her again recently to talk about her workshops, her recent project “Prom,” a book and film, and the importance of catching that crucial moment. [...]

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Kickstarter Projects Aims to Save Box Cameras

Kamra-e-faoree is Dari for “instant camera” and it refers to the simple hand-made wooden box cameras traditionally used by portrait photographers in Afghanistan. Last year, Lukas Birk and Sean Foley – photographer and ethnographer – traveled to Afghanistan to document the last of the Afghan box camera professionals. As the duo continued to interview photographers, [...]

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The Pallette for Perfection and Best-Selling Books

  Jessica Colaluca is a color consultant, trend forecaster, industrial designer, and the person behind Design Seeds, a popular site, blog and the best-selling Design Seeds books. We love that she makes her books and ebooks with Blurb and we love it even more that she shared the secrets behind her success with us in [...]

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365 Projects Keep the Creativity Going All Year

We couldn’t help but share this video highlighting photographer Jeff Harris’s long-term portrait-a-day project. It’s fascinating to see how the project pushed his creativity to the edge and how – over the 14 years he has been pursuing it – the project became a saving grace. As you’ll see in the Blurb online bookstore, plenty [...]

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