It’s Worthless

Copyright by Peter Lindbergh A young artist is exhibiting his work for the first time and a well-known critic is in attendance.   The critic says to the young man: “would you like to hear my opinion of your work?”   “Yes” says the young man.   “It’s worthless” the critic says.   “I know”… continue reading

What is Vision?

Years ago when I was challenged to find my own Vision, I immediately faced a dilemma: I really didn’t know what Vision was. Sure, had a vague idea but I could not define, identify or even understand it.   I had this notion that it was some sort of creative ability that you were either… continue reading

Photographic Celibacy: My Thoughts Ten Years Later

It’s hard to believe that it’s been ten years since I first started practicing Photographic Celibacy. It’s hard to believe because I never thought that I would do this for so long. I figured that it would last for 3-4 years and then be done with it. So what is Photographic Celibacy, why did I… continue reading

Creating “Honest Work”

In the many conversations I have with myself, I frequently refer to the concept of creating “honest work.” So what does “honest work” mean to me? • It is work that I have created from my Vision • It is work in which the idea originated from within. • It is work that was created… continue reading

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Lone Man No. 59 – The Story Behind the Image

  This is my most recent “Lone Man” image, Number 59. It was created on the Faroe Islands and is significant to me because it is my daughter-in-law Erica who is the lone man! Just off to the right and out of sight is my son Cody with their daughter Margot in a backpack. (It… continue reading

Video Demonstration: Processing a Faroe Island Image

I’ve been home from the Faroe Island for several months now and I am still working on my new images. I was there for a month and took 1600 images. So far, on my first pass through the images, I have about 80 keepers. Once I go through those a second time, I expect to… continue reading

LensWork – The World’s Finest Photography Publication

Are you familiar with LensWork? I suspect that most of you are, but if you are not… I consider LensWork to be the world’s finest photography publication. Why? Because of the quality of the artists they publish and because of the quality of the printing, it is spectacular! The quality is better than most of… continue reading

Thank You Singh-Ray!

A huge thanks to Singh-Ray who heard that I had smashed my MOR-SLO 15-stop ND filter while in the Faroe Islands and then very kindly rushed me a replacement. Their generosity and thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated. I am a big fan of Singh-Ray products. I use their polarizer, their Vari-ND and their MOR-SLO 5, 10,… continue reading

Sometimes Learning is About Unlearning

I’ve been listening to Brian Wilson’s book: I am Brian Wilson. A Memoir. Something he said near the end really struck me: : “You’d think that by the time I got to 60, I would have learned almost everything about singing. But that turned out not to be true at all. I kept learning. And… continue reading