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    Interview with Ted Orland

    I came across this post by Paul Butzi at http://www.theonlinephotographer.blogspot.com/

    Iím a big fan of Ted Orlandís books (especially Art and Fear [with David Bayles] and The View from the Studio Door), so Iím delighted to be able to point readers to an in-process online interview of Orland.

    The interview started this past Sunday, itís still going on, and it looks like itís going to be well worth following.
    Thanks for pointing this out Paul. If someone already mentioned this interview, sorry I didn't catch it in the posts. I started reading the interview and I've been finding it interesting. I also enjoy the Book Art and Fear and the latest book seems it might be of interest too. You can find the post from the web blog http://www.theonlinephotographer.blogspot.com/
    or go straight to the source at http://www.well.com/inkwell.vue/

    If you don't know anything about Ted Orland this will give you an idea of what the interview is about. From The Well web site-

    How does art help us make sense of the world? Why don't cats do it? How do you make art that matters? How can a community work to support the making of meaningful art?

    Ted Orland apprenticed with a master printer and worked several years with designer Charles Eames before turning to photography at the side of Ansel Adams.

    After decades applying what he learned in photography, academia, and publishing the Image Continuum community's ideas and images, Ted has opened wider public conversation on artmaking. First, he published "Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking" (written with David Bayles). This year, he published "The View From the Studio Door: How Artists Find Their Way In An Uncertain World."
    Now, he joins us in Inkwell to broaden the conversation.
    I've never been to the Salon The Well where this interview is located. Seems like an interesting place to check out. http://www.well.com/index.html

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    Re: Interview with Ted Orland

    Oh man, I just love this photo by Ted Orland.
    http://www.tedorland.com/classic/domes.html
    This could fall under the other topic regarding cliches, this is one way to approach such a topic.

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    Re: Interview with Ted Orland

    Ted is a very nice person and everyone should read his two books, they say a lot about being an artist and what it takes to make art, something that most writers have a difficult time expressing. It is well worth the time to find them, highly recommended.
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    My favorite Orland photograph is the one of the nude photographer photographing the fully clothed model. "Art and Fear" is a wonderful book, I've picked it up and just read a little here and there in times of discouragement. I haven't read his latest, I'll have to check it out.
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    Re: Interview with Ted Orland

    Ted was my Photo 101 teacher and I sold him my first plywood-epoxy darkroom sink before I moved back east. He's a class act.

    His best work was his poster of "Photographic Trvths" for those of you who recall.
    Last edited by Frank Petronio; 1-Aug-2006 at 23:35.

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