Tasveer Online | Pradip Malde | portraits Interview with my most favorite photographer (professor, mentor, friend), Pradip Malde, on the amazing portraits from his collection of photographs, “Prayer & Despair.”

India, November, 1995. It is midweek, and there are priests, pilgrims and worshippers milling around us. Religion does not abide by the seven day cycle here. My parents are unusually quiet as we stand amid the bustle, gazing out at a tiered stretch of river. Damodarkund. They explain that this is where the ashes of my ancestors have been released over the centuries, into the still waters, along with flowers, prayers, tears, memories. Like smoke. I feel a lightness, something lifting. This is where I came from, this is where I am going. My hand is in the water, a conduit  and a key…

…Acceptance of anything can bring despair, and anything unbearable can inspire prayer. Kneeling down on the river bank, my hand in the clear water, I felt both.


Shiva, Jodhpur.

India, 1995. platinum-palladium print. 8x10 inches

Business Bullpen is excited to announce the launch of The Scout Guide website. Beautiful design by the Scout team—it’s all come together nicely. Their huge collection of inspirational companies and entrepreneurs will prove to be a huge resource for me. I imagine this will be the case for others, as well! @businessbullpen @TheScoutGuide 

The new Studio on Fire book. 

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Todd Wickersty: Lessons from a Shokunin →


I watched the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi on Sunday night. It tells the story of the world’s greatest sushi chef, Jiro Ono. Jiro offers a lot of advice on how to be the best in your line of work, but even at the age of 85 with all of Jiro’s awards and honors, he still believes he can…

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Why Every Monday Matters | Fast Company →

How one man changed his life, and impacted thousands of others with 52 ways to make every Monday matter.

Nina Simone - To Love Somebody

Blind Spot: Books →

Blind Spot Series 03: Uta Barth’s to draw with light. 
This publication includes work from the photographer’s series …and to draw a bright white line with light along with images from Compositions of Light on White, and a new series being created for the publication of this book.

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Keeping in mind the work of Masao Yamamoto as I see Spring unfolding.

“I dared to associate the word ‘tender’ with ‘melancholy’ rather than the word ‘suffocating’; this is what Yamamoto’s photos reveal to me - a tender melancholy.”

- ARPAÏS du bois

(via Kawa = Flow #1590, 2010 - Masao Yamamoto - Artists - Jackson Fine Art - Photography - Atlanta)