Earlier this week, we recorded the last episode of On Taking Pictures after more than six years of weekly episodes. While the show was ostensibly about photography, the legacy of the show is 325 episodes—about 600 hours, give or take—of conversations that ranged from why we make art to whether digital is better than film. I think we spent more time asking questions than answering them, and for me, that became the main point of being there week after week. One of my favorite quotes is by Rainer Maria Rilke and while I won’t share the whole thing with you now, the core of it is to “live the questions.” By living the questions, Rilke writes, “Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”

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Here’s a link to the full episode of On Taking Pictures the clip was taken from: Episode 43 Artistic Monkhood

LA-based artist and photographer Natalja Kent makes incredible colorful geometric large format photographs without the use of a camera.

Here’s a terrific documentary about Japanese motorcycle culture called Motorcycle Boy. I love the way this thing is shot – it’s dripping with tons of style and energy.

 

Music in this episode: The Wrong Way (Jahzzar) / CC BY-SA 4.0