inspiration

VISION

mark seliger



the last few days i've had the chance to spend some time with photographer mark seliger. above is a photo i captured of his camera and eye glasses. i like the narrative theme or feeling of the photo above - i'd love to hear your response/thoughts.

photo club presentation / tue nov 16th 5-6 (pst)

in need of a little photographic inspiration? be sure to sign up and catch my peachpit photoclub presentation on tuesday november 16th from 5-6. the presentation will include 30min of ideas/tips/concepts/assignments to help you take more compelling photographs and 30min of q&a. i'm really looking forward to the event and hope to get a chance to dialogue with you on tue! thanks!!

click here to sign up!

jay maisel / interview

jay maisel jay maisel is an amazing photographer. in fact he's one of the best.  his photographs are vibrant and alive. he is a living legend. over the last few years i've had a handful of opportunities to hang out with jay and i've consistently been impressed and inspired. a few weeks back when we crossed paths i asked jay a handful of questions and recorded his response. as always, jay's words were honest, insightful, entertaining and thought-provoking.

click on the play button below to listen to 10 min of our conversation. before you begin, grab a pencil and a scratch sheet of paper as you may want to jot down some notes. enjoy!

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david duchemin / interview

david duchemin

If you're not familiar with David Duchemin, now is the time to get to know him! For starters, David is a travel and humantarian photographer, author, blogger and all around cool guy. Yet he is more than a typical photographer and the more I get to know him the more impressed I am. Who he is and what he does is contagious.
As a person david is honest, humble, engaged and fully alive. the poet kay ryan once said, "i like to think of all good poetry as providing more oxygen into the atmosphere; it just makes it easier to breathe." That's exactly how i think about david's work (whether photography, teaching, writing or speaking)... In other words, while viewing or experiencing david's work i'm awestruck and my breath is taken away... Yet after a few moments its as if there's more oxygen in my lungs. As a result i breath and live more fully and wholly. Check out his work by clicking here.

david duchemin is more than a typical photographer and the more i get to know him the more impressed i am.  as a person david is honest, humble, engaged and fully alive. the poet kay ryan once said, "i like to think of all good poetry as providing more oxygen into the atmosphere; it just makes it easier to breathe." that's exactly how i think about david's work (whether photography, teaching, writing or speaking)... in other words, while viewing or experiencing david's work i'm awestruck and my breath is taken away... yet after a few moments its as if there's more oxygen in my lungs.  as result i breath and live more fully and wholly.  if you're not familiar with his work/books/blog/etc. click here.

as a side note, david and i have been talking about putting together a photographic workshop/retreat sometime next year. it would be a chance to dig deep, to be renewed, revived and of course to have a ton of fun. collectively, we would explore how to create a solid vision and in turn discover how to create more compelling photographs. if you're interested in offering some suggestions of workshops you'd like to see, or if you'd simply like to sign up to be notified of workshops click here.

the last time david and i met up i asked him a few questions and you can listen to our conversation by clicking the play button below - enjoy!

[audio:http://www.chrisorwig.com/flipside/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/david_duchemin.mp3|artists=David Duchemin |titles= Interview]

visual poetry / live presentation

chris orwig / visual poetry webcast i am incredibly excited to announce that this thur nov 12 at 10am (pst) i will be giving a live 1 hour webcast presentation in regards to my latest book, "visual poetry". the presentation will be a mixture of inspiration, anecdotes and photographs + some time at the end for questions.

if you're looking for a creative boost, be sure to join in on the fun - click here for the more info!

chris orwig photography

above are some of the photos from the book (click on the image for larger view)

photographing nature / ralph clevenger

ralph clevenger / photographing nature i just received my copy of ralph clevenger's book, "photographing nature" and i am so excited to finally have the book in my hands (thanks to greg lawler for snapping the photo above and below). the book is phenomenal!!!

as many of you know, ralph is one of my colleagues/on the faculty at brooks, one of my photographic mentors and a great friend. as you can imagine i had high hopes and expectations for the book. i'm incredibly pleased to say the the book exceeds even my extremely high and outlandish expectations!

i'll post a full review once i've read it completely, yet for now you can view more info about his book by clicking here.

ralph clevenger's book

lynda

lynda.com lynda weinman (above) is someone i greatly admire. in fact one of my life's greatest privileges is creating training for her and her husband's company lynda.com. today i was finishing up some new lightroom 3 beta training and  lynda stopped by to say hello. i seized the moment and snapped a few pics.

if you're not familiar with lynda.com be sure to click here to check it out

on another note, last night at dinner lynda was showing deke (another author) and myself that the entire lynda.com training library can be accessed and viewed on the iphone - yeeehoo!

within the frame

neon_01 this last week i had the privilege of spending some time with acclaimed humanitarian photographer  david duchemin. above is a pic of david from when we went shooting in the neon graveyard.  if you aren't familiar with him or his work - it's inspiring! click here to check it out.

his most recent book is titled within the frame (shown below) and it is one of my all time favorites - great images, strong words and inspiring ideas. after hanging out with david this week i've decided that when i'm back home i'm going to read it again.

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stussy

shawn stussy yesterday i had the privilege of stopping by shawn stussy's creative headquarters. shawn is an amazing person who can't be defined by conventional means. he is a creative thinker, artist, surfer, surf board maker, designer, visual savant and more. he is articulate, down-to-earth and alive. it was an unbelievably inspiring visit.