Rubin's pedigree swings wide: making movies with Bernardo Bertolluci; premastering CDs for the Grateful Dead; developing the “paint-your-own pottery” studio industry; years at Netflix... but through it all he’s been a passionate photographer and collector. Last summer he left his Senior Innovator role at Adobe to focus on his fine art photography. Even as he began to show and sell his work, the frustrations he experienced in printing and framing led to the creation of Neomodern in 2017.
31 October 2018 | 12 mins 56 secs
So you've taken a lot of great photos. How do you determine which are "really" good?
29 October 2018 | 17 mins 31 secs
It's good practice to take your phone/camera out, and go for a walk. Pay attention to what catches your attention...
27 October 2018 | 17 mins 4 secs
art, artists, photography
Two books almost universally recommended for photographers...
26 October 2018 | 20 mins 12 secs
What is photographic truth? What happens when the photographer manipulates the image? How much manipulation is okay? If it's all a fiction, why do these things matter?
25 October 2018 | 17 mins 8 secs
A photo is often capturing more than the surface of a subject, but rather, the relationship between photographer and subject.
24 October 2018 | 15 mins 20 secs
There's so much happening in the frames of our pictures, they can become more elegant with some simplification—what can be done to simplify an images?
22 October 2018 | 18 mins 6 secs
Teenagers taking pictures: is it "photography" or something else. Wim Wenders proclaimed the "end of photography." Really?
21 October 2018 | 17 mins 47 secs
People always talk about the "rule of thirds" and after much consideration, I've decided it's neither true nor useful, in teaching photography. Agree?
17 October 2018 | 17 mins 12 secs
There is more to the advantages of still photography over moving video than technology. It messes with your brain...
15 October 2018 | 17 mins
My mother felt it wasn't clear how to "see differently" and ultimately move picture taking from the left side of the brain to the right.
14 October 2018 | 16 mins 29 secs
Most people looking for info on photography are wanting to turn their hobby into a career as either a commercial photographer or an artist. But what of people who just want to be better photographers?
12 October 2018 | 20 mins 11 secs
A little more about the physicality of prints, of radical editioning, and the Suzanne's wedding dress made of paper.
11 October 2018 | 21 mins 52 secs
Photography isn't just about taking pictures, but the all-important work of selecting which pictures to keep and show.
10 October 2018 | 19 mins 35 secs
What to shoot? And how to approach shooting a subject?
10 October 2018 | 16 mins 11 secs
The differences between photography and shooting video? And why is printing important? Rubin and Suzanne begin to dig into the issues around digital images.
3 October 2018 | 10 mins 42 secs
Rubin's 15 minutes of fame surrounded his noteworthy application to Brown University in 1980... and the photograph that got him accepted.