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Three Things I Learnt From Abstract: The Art of Design – Episode 2

Episode 2 of Abstract: The Art of Design is based on the legendary footwear designer for Nike, Tinker Hatfield. Hatfield started working for Nike in 1981 and started designing shoes for them in 1985. His most prominent work for Nike includes designing the legendary Air Jordan series of shoes along with Michael Jordan. Here are three things that I learnt from watching this episode. Collecting the dots and making connections. Before starting designing shoes for Nike, Tinker Hatfield was an […]

The Soul of the Camera by David duChemin: A Review

It feels rather odd, if not completely wrong to be reviewing and in the process, judging a book, painting, a photo or anything authored by not only someone you deeply admire but by someone with decades of more experience that you in the said craft. I shared my affinity for David duChemin in the last blog post and since then, I’ve read the pdf copy of his latest book, The Soul of the Camera: The Photographers Place in Picture-Making.   […]

The Soul of the Camera: A Foreword

I think I refer to David duChemin in my words way more times than I am comfortable with. But there is a reason for that. He’s been a big source of inspiration since I read his first book, Within The Frame more than 7 years ago. For me to put down my thoughts about photography on paper – and not occasionally to refer to what I have learnt from David would be disingenuous. There simply is no other photographer who […]

Three Things I Learnt From Netflix’s Abstract: Art of Design – Episode 1

I recently came across a brilliant documentary, Abstract Art of Design on Netflix. In Netflix’s own words, the documentary series is, “a look beyond blueprints and computers into the art and science of design, showcasing great designers from every discipline whose work shapes our world.” If you’ve never watched an episode, perhaps the trailer below will tempt you. I have decided to follow this series on Netflix in a hope of picking out insights that apply to us photographers and […]