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. A few years ago he left his Senior Innovator role at Adobe to focus on fine art photography. He's now dedicated to his own work as well as teaching and collecting. His philosophy and workshops can be found at www.neomodern.com
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.
3 October 2018 | 17 mins 54 secs
art, collecting, modernism, neomodernism
How the Rubin Collection of photography came into existence and why it is being displayed at NEOMODERN in San Francisco.
2 October 2018 | 12 mins 36 secs
How do you shoot in sub-optimal lighting situations -- at night, by candlelight, in darkened rooms? What's so good about natural light?
1 October 2018 | 13 mins 22 secs
intimacy, law, privacy
While it's legal to take pictures of people in public places, it's frequently inappropriate. In this episode we discuss issues of privacy and the inherent intimacy involved in taking someone's photo.
27 September 2018 | 10 mins 34 secs
In the process of documenting your life, there are often decisions to be made between shooting and putting your camera down. Today we discuss "large moments" vs. "small moments" and what they mean to you.