I released my first podcast in 2009 and I’ve been recording conversations with interesting people ever since.
Inspired by artists like Robert Rauschenberg and Cy Twombly, my paintings are rooted in my love of using process and materials to create texture and dense visual narratives.
The eBook-only second edition of my book Photography by the Letter is packed with more than 50 additional terms, plus more diagrams, photos, tips, exercises, Q&As, and interviews with incredible photographers—over 300 pages of photography education and inspiration.
There’s always a bigger picture.
I believe in the value and importance of the arts, which is why I’m donating a portion of the net proceeds generated by my creative work to non-profits that focus on the arts, including arts education.
Observations and reflections.
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Deep-dive conversations with creators from a wide range of disciplines to talk about what they do and why. Listen to previous episodes.
Solo observations and reflections, mostly around visual arts and my own creative process—like an inner monologue caught on tape.
Purposeful conversations with a variety of co-hosts that explore both the philosophical and practical sides of creativity and making art.
One for all.
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My mom used to tell people that I could draw before I could write. I don’t remember that far back but if it’s true, it is entirely because of her encouragement. She was a dancer as a child and dreamed of performing on Broadway, but was forced to quit in her teens, never fully realizing that dream. It’s something that haunted her, but it also became the catalyst for a lifetime of supporting the arts, especially when it came to me. Regardless of what form my creative expression took — drawing, painting, photography, theater — her support and enthusiasm was constant. She saw the value that following creative curiosity brought to the conversation and because of that, along with a handful of equally inspiring and supportive teachers, mentors, friends, and especially my wife Adrianne, my life has been made exponentially richer and more interesting, punctuated by experiences and encounters that I never would have had otherwise.
Because of the opportunities and experiences the arts have afforded Adrianne and me throughout our lives, we believe in the value and importance of the arts and arts education and have decided to start donating a portion of the net proceeds generated by my creative work to arts education and non-profit organizations focusing on the arts.
We haven’t yet made final choices on the Who, but we’re solid on the Why and committed to the How Much. We’ll post updates as we get closer to narrowing the field, but if you have suggestions for a favorite arts-related non-profit, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.Thank you in advance for your support.
I am endlessly curious – about people, about creativity, about line and shape and color – and both my personal and professional pursuits are driven by learning, discovering, imagining, listening, celebrating, and making.
As a child, I filled notebooks with sketches and doodles, dreaming of being an animator at Disney. That didn’t happen, but I have had decades of incredible experiences and opportunities—creative and otherwise—that have taken me from one end of the country to the other. I’ve done regional theater in Texas, Alabama, and New York, worked at a special effects house in the San Fernando Valley, spent a bit of time at a post production facility in Hollywood, and was even an art director at a movie studio. All along the way, I’ve tried to absorb as much as I could knowing that all of these seemingly unrelated experiences would one day coalesce and provide me with a very unique set of skills that I have refined and honed into something special and wholly unique.
Process Driven is a podcast about creativity. I have frank, deep-dive conversations with creators from a wide range of disciplines to talk about not only what and how, but also why.