On Taking Pictures #84: Your Definition of Yourself


This week, we remember icon Saul Leiter and discuss not only legacy but intent and what it means to live and create with purpose. Who gets to decide what work (if any) is important? Plus, we talk a little about tools, including the new crop of 4K displays on the horizon. Ethnologist and photographer of the American West and of Native American peoples Edward Curtis is our PotW.

Show Notes

Saul Leiter, Photographer Who Captured New York’s Palette, Dies at 89 – NYTimes.com “In No Great Hurry” 13 Lessons In Life With Saul Leiter Here’s The Thing: Chris Rock and Herb Alpert – WNYC Learn From Joey L. · Learn From Joey L. Pixelmator TidBITS: Can You Replace Photoshop with Pixelmator? Dell UP2414Q: The 24-inch 4K monitor that finally brings 4K to the desktop PC, for $1400 | ExtremeTech Where Children Sleep by James Mollison is a Photography Project That’ll Shock You Watch the Rolling Stones Write “Sympathy for the Devil”: A Highlight in Godard’s ’68 Film One Plus One | Open Culture Vermeer’s Secret Tool: Testing Whether The Artist Used Mirrors and Lenses to Create His Realistic Images | Vanity Fair

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Photographer of the Week Edward S. Curtis – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A portrait of the American Indian – CNN Photos – CNN.com Blogs Edward S. Curtis’s The North American Indian

Books We Recommend Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis Native Nations: First North Americans as Seen by Edward Curtis