My Interview with World Vision Photographer Jon Warren (Plus: Some of His Favorite Images)

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I love interviewing artists. And I've enjoyed a wild array of unforgettable interviews. Some of them have puzzled me. Some have inspired me. Some have become close friends.But few of those opportunities have been as exciting as this one... … [Read more...]

Behind the Scenes with Photographer Fritz Liedtke

I'm so glad that the incredible work by my friend Fritz Liedtke is finding an appreciative audience.Here's an impressive behind-the-scenes video... … [Read more...]

The Artists’s Job: An Artist’s Life Workshop in Portland

If you're an artist living anywhere near Portland, or want to pay Portland a visit, here's something to consider:The Artist's Job: Making a Life and a Living as an Artist … [Read more...]

Through the Eyes of Haitian Teenagers

Remember the powerful, inspiring movie Born into Brothels?If you were inspired by that, then check this out. … [Read more...]

Browser: Of Billboards, Brando, and the Best of 2008 (Updated 10:25AM)

NPR has the story of Rev. Gloria White Hammond, who brings a "ministry of healing" to those who are suffering in Darfur.Today, as I read this story of faith, love, and compassion, I'm reminded that Washington State's Governor Gregoire has allowed the following statement to be posted beside a Nativity Scene in the State Capitol""There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds."Then why do the hopeless turn to the … [Read more...]

On Criticism

My good friend, Mike Demokowicz, a photographer and educator who has taught me a great deal, sent along this quote in an email today.It made me think of Anton Ego's speech in Ratatouille... only it's richer and more complete. … [Read more...]

Wim Wenders’ Better Half?

Donata Wenders has a new book.Who?Donata Wenders is the wife of director Wim Wenders (whose work I celebrate in Through a Screen Darkly).And she Wenders has a new book of photography, arriving under the banner of a rave from that great photography critic we all know and love: Bono. Transformation, transubstantiation: flesh somehow becomes spirit. Donata‚Äôs images feel eternal to me, like they were always going to happen. Observed, not posed. Poised for the next world, a better wor … [Read more...]

FritzPhoto.com: Spirited imagery

My longtime friend Fritz Liedtke has been blogging in recent months, offering images and slideshows from his rather impressive adventures as a photographer.He photographs a lot of weddings and portraits, and yet these spirited images show that it's not just work for him. He finds a lot of beauty in candid moments along the way. (You can look up his main Web page here.)And then, outside of his wedding work, he does some brave exploratory photography. In recent years, he has ventured into … [Read more...]

“The True False Identity” and Author Photos

Today was a good day.Today, I purchased five general admission floor tickets for the T Bone Burnett concert in Seattle, which will take place on Sunday, June 11.And I listened to his new album for the third time.And in what is promising to be a very, very good music year, it's going to be hard to beat this brilliant piece of work.The True False Identity is dark, dark, dark, and enthralling. The man has been through the wringer, and you can feel it in every world-weary … [Read more...]

Pick up a copy of LensWork!

A close friend of mine, who also happens to be one of my favorite photographers, is getting extraordinary honors this month.A portfolio of Fritz Liedtke's work is featured in the new issue of LensWork. And one of the images from his exhibit "Welcome to Wonderland," a collection of images exploring the strange and unstable land of adolescence, is on the cover.LensWork is one of the top fine art photography magazines. Its reproductions are museum-book quality, having won numerous … [Read more...]


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