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Looking at Images with Brooks Jensen

Brooks' 2014 book Looking at Images (Sold Out) is the inspiration for this series of audio commentaries presented here.

The focus of Looking at Images is, well, images to more deeply explore selected photographs published in LensWork and LensWork Extended. Looking at Images is a study aid, a serious look at an image, a platform to think about photography and our creative process. It's about images and ideas and most importantly, ideas that can help you in your creative endeavors.

These are not critiques! As Brooks has often said, "I fundamentally don't believe in photographic critiques. Most critiques start off with the most deadly form of comment that you can make about an image which is I like it or I don't like it. There is almost nothing of less importance for a photographer to hear when you're offering a critique. Worse, is when the reviewer begins If this were my work … which of course, it isn't! Instead, I look at what what the photograph communicates and how it does so. It seems to me this is the essence of making a photograph."

Look for a new post every Tuesday


Bhutan

by Richard Murai

Image originally published in LensWork and LensWork Extended #99

Beyond Words

by Paul Crosby

Image originally published in LensWork #42

Tilikum Crossing

by Bruce Forster

Image originally published in LensWork and LensWork Extended #121

Presidio San Francisco

by Edgar Angelone

Image originally published in LensWork and LensWork Extended #100

Eat the Baby

by Frank Lavelle

Image originally published in LensWork and LensWork Extended #122

The Jews of Greece

by Morrie Camhi (d. 1999)

Image originally published in LensWork #46

Momentos Rurais (Rural Moments)

by Rui Pires

Image originally published in LensWork and LensWork Extended #102

The Limerick Milk Market

by Gerry Andrews

Image originally published in LensWork and LensWork Extended #127

Italy: In the Shadow of Time

by Linda Butler

Image originally published in LensWork #24

Inner Harmony

by Jon Kolkin

Image originally published in LensWork and LensWork Extended #121

Pictures Come From Pictures

by Carl Chiarenza

Image originally published in LensWork and LensWork Extended #79

Aftermath

by Bruce Barnbaum

Image originally published in LensWork #14

Travel Moments

by Douglas Ethridge

Image originally published in LensWork and LensWork Extended #127