Jeffery Saddoris: Everything

Iteration 70: The Medium is Irrelevant

July 26, 2022 Episode 189
Jeffery Saddoris: Everything
Iteration 70: The Medium is Irrelevant
Show Notes

The other day, a friend of mine texted me a link to a podcast, along with a single sentence that read, “If I could be a small fraction of the photographer Sally Mann is, it would really be something.” Now, this friend is a terrific photographer but, like so many of us, he sometimes gets stuck in the rut of comparison. I get it. I really do. Sally Mann is an iconic photographer, but one of the most challenging—and I think harmful—things we can do to ourselves as artists is to unreasonably compare ourselves and our work to others.

Question:
Do you compare yourself or your work to others? If so, how does it affect the work you make?

LINKS
Sally Mann : https://www.sallymann.com/
Robert Rauschenberg: https://www.wikiart.org/en/robert-rauschenberg
David Carson: http://www.davidcarsondesign.com/
Shepard Fairey: https://obeygiant.com/
Bastille: https://www.bastillebastille.com/
Quarter Past Midnight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1VzzNbfPaM
John Dos Passos: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Dos_Passos
Nick Hornby: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Hornby

The Paris Review recently posted (or, maybe re-posted) a fantastic interview with the great James Baldwin. In it, he talks about what inspired him to became a writer, why he left America for Paris, and some of his inspirations. If you aren’t familiar with James Baldwin, I recommend his novel The Fire Next Time or I Am Not Your Negro, which is a documentary based on his unfinished novel, Remember This House.

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