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Light Formulation: Statement of an Artist

I always resisted writing artist statements and bios. In school, that part of every assignment or exhibition was the most agonizing. It felt overly simplistic to just describe what the viewer was about to encounter, or why objects or abstract shapes, making my specific image or groups of images, were presented in this way or another.

Adobe Made a Quiz That Reveals What Creative Type You Are

Adobe just launched a fun little online quiz that helps creatives figure out their creative type. The "simple and relatable yet robust and science-informed creative personality assessment" is inspired by popular personality tests such as the Myers-Briggs and the Enneagram.

The Woman Who Paints the $1,000+ Backdrops Used by Top Photographers

Sarah Oliphant is a backdrop painter working in New York City whose highly sought after $1,000+ backdrops are used by many of the world's top portrait photographers. Here's a 47-minute interview by portrait photographer Peter Hurley, who sat down with Oliphant at her new studio in Bushwick, NYC to see how she works and to learn about the woman behind the paintings.

Why You Shouldn’t Be a Photographer

Visual artist Simon Cade of DSLRguide created this 2.5-minute video that can give some inspiration and encouragement to you if you're photographer (or any other type of artist) who's feeling defeated and unsure of whether or not to push forward in your craft.

Artist Shames Disrespectful Holocaust Memorial Tourists Using Photoshop

Holocaust memorials are somber places designed to honor the memories of the millions who lost their lives in the genocide, but tourists at the memorials can often be seen posing for lighthearted and disrespectful photos. Jewish artist Shahak Shapira has created a project called Yolocaust to speak out against this.

These Photo Restorations May Boggle Your Mind

Tetyana Dyachenko is a Ukrainian photo retoucher who often does restorations of vintage photos that are extremely damaged -- often seemingly beyond recovery. Yet using her Photoshop skills, Dyachenko is able to recover (and recreate) extremely fine details in the photos.

Capturing the World’s Largest Ambrotypes with Actor Gary Oldman

Capturing beautiful stories. That's what wet plate photographer Ian Ruhter set out to do for his 3-year project at Slab City. But some of the most meaningful moments actually transpired within 48 hours, when English actor Gary Oldman paid Ruhter and his crew a surprise visit.

4 Lost Masterpieces Recreated Using Only Stock Photos

In a bid to show off the potential behind their stock photography collection, Adobe asked four digital artists to do something pretty incredible. They were asked to recreate four lost or stolen art masterpieces... using only Adobe Stock imagery. Ready? GO!

You May Be A Photographer, But Are You An Artist?

"When you push the shutter and take a photo, you're a photographer... but are you an artist?" asks photographer Roger Ballen. "As an artist, I use photography as a medium to express my artistic vision."

In the 3-minute video above, by COOPH, Ballen offers 7 thoughts to help you become both a photographer and an artist.

This Artist Got 90K Instagram Followers with Photos of a Fake Lavish Lifestyle

With tens of thousands of Instagram followers, Amalia Ulman is something of an Instagram celebrity. She regularly posted photos of herself "living the life," posing on hotel beds, wearing haute couture, and eating haute cuisine.

But what her photo fans didn't know was that everything was fake -- it was all a performance art piece for a project titled "Excellences & Perfections."