Required Reading 5.18.2012

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.

Above: Yours truly, on set a few weeks back, trying to look serious with poor results. 

• This is what happens to innocent bystanders when you trust a photographer with an industrial strength wind canon.

• I really enjoyed Kathryn Shulz’s missive on being a night owl writer.  I think all creatives have had those desperate and explosive moments of creativity at 4:00 am, I know I have.

I re-read this a few times this week when things got hard, when I was trying to get some deadlines finished in spite of the fact that I should have been in bed resting and trying to recover from the nasty stomach virus I came down with this week ( Danielle LaPorte’s blog has become the first stop on my reading list ever since I picked up her book The Fire Starter Sessions)

• Is scientific curiosity part of our nature that leads to understanding and creativity? Is originality different in science vs art?

• What do  you do when you start to hate your own blog?

• And people complain about Photoshop now? dig into these before and afters from Pin-up paintings of the 1950’s.

• If you are going to play it safe it is time to quit.

• A very cool collection of vintage portraits of young royals in India over 50 years. 


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