Quick Tip: Duane Michals on Conquering Self-Doubt | PDNPulse

Empathetic advice for building confidence in yourself, and your work, from legendary fine art and commercial photographer Duane Michals.

Photographer Duane Michals has had a long, successful career as both a fine artist and commercial shooter. When we asked him for a 2016 PDN story about how successful photographers overcome their self-doubt, he shared this empathetic advice for building confidence in yourself, and your work.

Duane Michals : The Unknown Portraits – The Eye of Photography

Duane Michals’s poetic body of work, celebrated for its existential series, is filled with portraits shot both on commission and as part of his personal exploration of the genre. However, they represent only a small part of his oeuvre, appearing here and there in books and magazines. The current exhibition at the DC Moore Gallery in New York is taking a look back at this less obvious facet of the American’s work through a large selection of photographs depicting famous people and the photographer’s friends and family. The mostly black-and-white images are developed from negatives unearthed from Michals’ archives. Many of them are being exhibited here for the first time.

The Last Sentimentalist: A Q. & A. with Duane Michals

Michals talks to Siobhan Bohnacker about his early work, and about his dream-like portraits of Marcel Duchamp, René Magritte, and Andy Warhol.

The photographer Duane Michals is perhaps best known for his “fictionettes”: dream-like stagings in which Marcel Duchamp, René Magritte, and Andy Warhol have all appeared. These enchanting photo sequences and montages, which are often accompanied by Michals’s handwritten prose, make innovative use of the medium’s ability to suggest what cannot be seen

Duane Michals: Heart of the Question

Jimmy Nelson is about to release Before They Pass Away, a massive book—both physically and thematically—that’s the result of three-and-a-half years spent documenting vanishing cultures. In what is perhaps the most comprehensive contemporary look at some of the world’s last remaining tribes, the book chronicles Nelson’s experiences photographing 35 populations that have neither adapted to the modern world, nor shown a desire to join it.

Happy Birthday Duane Michals

For eighty years—eight decades—he gave it his all, selecting his own (mostly unknown) images and writing his own texts. He loves to write and he does it well. As a protean artist, Duane has played many characters in his life. That’s only natural for someone who claims that photography is nothing but a lie.

photo-eye | Magazine — 50

Spending time with Duane Michals recent book, 50, was essentially re-experiencing much of my own photographic life, having come of photographic age with his Somnambulistic period. His fascination with dreams, dreamlike states and dream-walking precedes our current interest with making connections to memories. He is whimsical, elusive, sensitive, cerebral, witty, caustic, introspective, challenging and seemly always on the move, pushing boundaries along a zigzag course of his own making.