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Create & Release 15: Know Thy Work

One of the limitations in terms of salability of the work that I make is the physical size of it. I’ve talked about this a bit on Deep Natter, but I’ve gone a little deeper into the why around it…

Create & Release 13: Peaks and Troughs

In 1666, Sir Isaac Newton developed his theories of motion, which we now refer to as the Laws of Motion. While they are regarded as natural or physical laws, I think there may be kindred forces at work emotionally and…

The New Propaganda © Jeffery Saddoris

Create & Release 12: Half the Battle

I saw Nine Inch Nails for the first time in 1989 at a little club in Atlanta, Georgia. They were the opener for Peter Murphy and while I had never heard the name Trent Reznor before, by the end of…

Create & Release 10: Knowing When to Pivot

If you counted up all of the hours I’ve spent recording conversations with photographers and artists — including six years worth of On Taking Pictures episodes — the number is somewhere north of a thousand hours talking about creativity and…

Create & Release 08: Sculpting My Story

A couple of weeks ago, I was recording a new conversation with Bill Wadman and he said something that I’ve been chewing on ever since (it starts about 47:15 into the conversation). He said, “We are both in some ways…

Create & Release 05: Hard Reset

“Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.” — Gustave Flaubert On December 6, 2014, one of my favorite photographers, Richard Koci Hernandez, deleted all of his images from his…

Create & Release 04: My Platform, My Choice

I had every intention of sending out this issue yesterday, but my conversation with Sean Tucker on Clubhouse (we’re doing them weekly on Tuesdays, if you’re interested) actually inspired me to bump what I had started and write something new.…

Create & Release 02: A More Purposeful Practice

Over the past several years, I have learned to see everything I do creatively, whether we’re talking about podcasting, painting, writing, even taking photographs, as practice — with one caveat. It’s intentional practice. It’s purposeful practice. It’s practice with oversight.…

Create & Release 01: Let’s Start With Why

There’s a book on my wife’s nightstand that I look at almost every day, and think to myself, “I really need to read that.” It’s called Start With Why by Simon Sinek and what’s keeping me from reading it is…