Required Reading

Required Reading is a weekly listing of all the bits of visual inspiration, cool videos, news, hip links, and miscellaneous information that rattles my head during the week. The stuff that’s worth bookmarking and gets my brain-juices flowing – hopefully yours as well.

I am loving Voguepedia! I have been playing with this in depth directory of the magazine’s history all day.

Black Fire is a wonderful project I came across on Behance by Hung Ng.

• Made for urban scavengers, I need to get these Treasure Wheels for moving set pieces around my studio and on location.

• Digging this video for NOISIA’s track Shellshock directed by Tony Truand

NOISIA ft. Foreign Beggars – Shellshock from TONYTRUAND on Vimeo.

• 77 Great thoughts on the nature of motivation.

• An interview with Emmanuele Lubezki on filming Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life

• Ok. I watched Troll Hunter on PPV the other night, and it is a fantastically good film

• Some useful Photoshop tricks to improve your productivity and workflow from Smashing Magazine.

• Something from Heather Morton that I feel echos my own lines of thought on the subject – Risk Everything

• Twelve Paradoxes of graphic design that work soooo well for photographers too. I am particularly fond of number eleven – “If we believe in nothing, then our clients will have no reason to believe in us.”

Morsels of creative thought from great minds.

• Jonathan Mannion talks about his work and creating some of the most iconic images in hip-hop.

• Listen in on the soundtrack of my week -I am loving the Revenant Gospels by White Horse.

• Every creative has to deal with this revelation at some point and stop caring about what others think.

• Another wonderful set of images from Tiny Toadstool that illustrates that sometimes simple is best.

• John Cyr photographed the developing trays of famous photographers.

• Another track I am digging this week – Wait and See by Holy Ghost – Directed by Ben Fries

Holy Ghost! – Wait & See from DFA Records on Vimeo.

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