Yesterday was our first day back from a 9-day working vacation in France and Germany and I’ve got to tell you, I still haven’t fully readjusted to East Coast time, but I wanted to talk a little about the trip while it was still fresh in my mind. I spent the bulk of the day yesterday taking a first pass at photos and making notes about the some of the experiences we had and how I would like to see them affecting me moving forward. Overall, I came back incredibly inspired, both in terms of conversations I’d like to record and some new directions and techniques I would like to explore in my own work, both photographically and in my paintings.

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Legendary conflict photojournalist Don McCullin has released a beautiful new book called The Landscape.

Designed in the USSR: 1950-1989 is a terrific look into the design of everyday life in the Soviet Union throughout the Cold War, from toys to propaganda.

The current issue of Egoïste magazine — volume 11, number 18 — features an absolutely gorgeous photo essay of Jessica Chastain by Ellen von Unwerth. I love that the magazine isn’t bound — it’s just a series of loose leaf pages in a cover.

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