Why Excessive Consumption Limits your Creativity

“When a creative artist is fatigued it is often from too much inflow, not too much outflow” — Julia Cameron

Excessive consumption and inflow inhibit creativity, negatively impacts our ability to do deep work and reduces our cumulative output. So let’s look at how and why this happens.
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Hunting the Con Queen of Hollywood: Who's the "Crazy Evil Genius" Behind a Global Racket?

For more than a year, some of the most powerful women in entertainment — including Amy Pascal, Kathleen Kennedy, Stacey Snider and a 'Homeland' director — have been impersonated by a cunning thief who targets insiders with promises of work, then bilks th

He was a freelance documentary photographer, 27 and eager, but not inexperienced. He'd worked in conflict zones for several prestige newspapers and magazines and shot ad campaigns for corporate clients. One day in late 2017, he opened his email to find an unusual message. The first thing he noticed was the sender's name: Amy Pascal, the former co-chair of Sony Pictures Entertainment. That kind of thing didn't happen every day.
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South African photographer Sam Nzima, whose iconic photograph (right) from a Soweto uprising in 1976 helped turn world opinion against apartheid, died Saturday in Mpumalanga province, South Africa, according to press reports. He was 83.
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Photo history is a long litany of the lost and found. Reputations rise and fall; trends and tools come and go. A photographer might be the toast of the town for a time, then fall into oblivion a few short years later. William Mortensen, anyone? The opposite of Mortensen might be someone like Mike Disfarmer or Vivian Maier who bursts onto the scene from nowhere and is quickly integrated into the canon. Critical variance seems more the rule than the exception, and the pace of that variance has only increased of late as we plunge further into the end-times.
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We Are Not Stealing Your Bandwidth @loeildelaphoto

Long before digital darkroom, photographers had their own ways of creating magic, surrealism, and new realities with montaged photographs, sometimes in the wet darkroom, and sometimes simply with a pair of scissors and some glue. Paris photographer, Sylvain Granjon, carries that tradition on with two new series, Photography Genetically Modified and Je suis né arc en ciel. We featured Sylvain’s charming project with his daughter some years ago, Douce Amère and this new work continues in the vein of play and transformation.

Quit Social Media. Your Career May Depend on It.

Our increasing addiction to the constant stimulus of updates, likes and posts is damaging our ability to concentrate deeply and focus on work that matters.

In a capitalist economy, the market rewards things that are rare and valuable. Social media use is decidedly not rare or valuable. Any 16-year-old with a smartphone can invent a hashtag or repost a viral article. The idea that if you engage in enough of this low-value activity, it will somehow add up to something of high value in your career is the same dubious alchemy that forms the core of most snake oil and flimflam in business
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Criticism’s Sting: The Author Curtis Sittenfeld on Book Reviews

The novelist describes how she reacts to unsparing reviews and has come to take criticism less personally: “Sometimes fate smiles on you and sometimes it doesn’t.”

I think of reviews being mapped on a graph with four quadrants, and I’ll read the ones that are smart and positive, smart and negative, or dumb and positive (hey, all our egos need a little sustenance!). But there’s no point in reading a dumb, negative review

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The Creative Apocalypse That Wasn’t

In the digital economy, it was supposed to be impossible to make money by making art. Instead, creative careers are thriving — but in complicated and unexpected ways.

In the digital economy, it was supposed to be impossible to make money by making art. Instead, creative careers are thriving — but in complicated and unexpected ways.

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An Open Letter from Your Horrible Facebook Friends

Remember: the dress was white and gold, everything in the Onion should be read literally, and Kim Kardashian is actually working for the C.I.A.

We’re your Facebook friends. Those Facebook friends. You know the ones. The moms who have recently gotten into CrossFit. The club promoters you went to college with. The ex-boyfriend who is legally contesting his firing from Best Buy. Your great aunt in Arizona who signs her comments, “With all my love, Your Great Aunt Marjorie.” The girl who appears to have stayed perpetually pregnant since graduation.

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50 Awesome Photography Websites Feature Shoot Recommends for Daily Inspiration - Feature Shoot

With the demise of our blogroll, we thought we'd shine some light on 50 unique photo blogs that we think are inspiring. While we follow greats like LightBox, Behold and the Huffington Post, we tried to compile a diverse array of blogs that you may not alr

Two additional newspaper photojournalists received portfolio honors in the Newspaper Photographer of the Year premier category. James Oatway of The Sunday Times in South Africa, and Lacy Atkins of The San Francisco Chronicle were recognized with second and third place awards.

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Read the latest stories about LightBox on Time

lawyers from Venable LLP for AFP and Davis Wright Tremaine LLP for Getty filed post-trial documents asking the court to strike the jury’s finding of wilful infringement and greatly reduce the damages awarded to Morel. Failing that, they have requested that an entirely new trial be held.

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Ecuadoran photographer Byron Baldeón was shot dead Sunday in front of his home in El Triunfo, about 60 kilometers (100 miles) north of the city of Guayaquil. The photographer had become a witness in a criminal case involving alleged police corruption

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W.M.—called Bill by friends—Hunt’s life has revolved around photographs. As a collector, curator and consultant, Hunt uses his photographic eye daily, so it might seem surprising that obscured vision is the theme of his new book, out this month from Aperture. The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious, includes 370 images from Hunt’s personal trove, which he has been collecting for nearly four decades. ... Odd at first, perhaps, but it wasn’t long before Hunt’s home was filled with photographs in which the subject’s eye was somehow unseen. The collector, though, insists that he always “sees” the pictures. “The images run through my mind like a Rolodex,” Hunt says. “I don’t have to take them out physically to see them. They play on this strange lightbox in my head.”

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Deep Fried Pizza, by Giulio Saggin

Steve Butcher is young, Australian and living in Scotland. He is a tabloid photographer. He is also disillusioned. His life isn't one of Page 3 Girls and celebrities. Instead, his morals and ethics are compromised every day. Thankfully, his life also revolves around beer, football, cable TV and, occasionally, women. It is through these he maintains his sanity. However, by the time his fourth Scottish winter – a particularly fierce one – arrives, he is at his wits' end...

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Inmobiliaria tres:16

Empresa especialista en la intermediación y promoción de bienes raíces y desarrollos inmobiliarios.

 "Inconscience" (french for "Unconsciousness") is a photographic project about sleepers in the world, that I started few years ago. I began to photograph sleepers that I came accross during my travels. I saw in them so much poetry, but also questions about the world and the derailment of society. I 'm now launching a presale campaign, to be able to publish the book f these pictures myself. That would hopefully give me more freedom in my future work. I'll need to sell 250 copies to start the publishing process.

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Submitted Links – July 3, 2011

RAWIYA is a photography collective founded by five female photographers from across the Middle East. RAWIYA presents an insider's view of a region in flux balancing its contradictions while reflecting on social and political issues and stereotypes. RAWIYA, meaning 'she who tells a story', brings together the experiences and photographic styles of Tamara Abdul Hadi, Laura Boushnak, Tanya Habjouqa, Dalia Khamissy and Newsha Tavakolian.

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The war photographer's biggest story: themselves — duckrabbit

Is the ‘best’ story a war photographer can provide these days – the one that will get the most space...

Is the ‘best’ story a war photographer can provide these days – the one that will get the most space – themselves?  Not just any photographer though. They need to be western and preferably English speaking. And not just any story. They need to be kidnapped, shot, sexually abused or blown up. If they want to hit the chat shows they also need to be a survivor.

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