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Latest Blog Posts for Lou Lesko

  • This weeks Resolve Blog column: Blogs are the new magazines.There is something very validating about seeing your name in the gutter of a magazine, or, even better, in the “about the cover” blurb. Kind of like a great one night stand: You feel confident as hell the next day and you get great bragging right...
  • The insanity of inspiration.
    on May 23, 2009 in Posts creatvity insanity
    I’ve been thinking a lot about the most important skill a photographer can possess in order to have a successful career. After crunching the numbers and analyzing the empirical data the evidence is clear; success doesn’t rely on skill as much as...
  • Master of Flickr, Miss Aniela
    on May 16, 2009 in Articles Posts aniela flickr portrait
    Looking at a model’s portfolio is a bit like talking to your girlfriend about her ex-boyfriends. Each turn of the page has the potential to reveal a photograph that’s way beyond your ability. And once you see that image you’ll embark on your...
  • Kill your darlings.
    on May 10, 2009 in Posts editing writing
    This weeks post is a little late because I have been behind the eight ball with my other writing assignments. The National Geographic Assignment Blog had an earlier than ideal launch due to lack of communication on my part so I’ve been scrambling...
  • State of change.
    on May 3, 2009 in Posts movies newspaper
    State of Play is a brilliant movie about two reporters, Russell Crowe and Rachel McAdams, who investigate a Washington conspiracy surrounding a private military company similar to Blackwater Worldwide. Crowe plays a seasoned veteran reporter and McA...
  • I’m a ten year old director.
    on Apr 25, 2009 in Posts commercials directing
    Today is the ten year anniversary of my first national commercial, a breast cancer awareness Public Service Announcement (PSA). The realization that a decade has past spawned a spontaneous and loud “sweet jesus” yelp from out of nowhere...
  • Itinerant fashion.
    on Apr 22, 2009 in Posts fashion travel
    Fashion that evokes the look of a seasoned metropolitan traveler is one of my favorites. Simple elements that hang well together and imbue confidence accented by a simple overnight bag. The look is brought together with just a splash of sophisticat...
  • Todays safe word: lobster
    on Apr 21, 2009 in Posts creativity time
    Yesterdays respite from being an abnormal creative person seems to have worked. My brain no longer feels like it’s blocked up like a cheese taster’s colon. Unfortunately my fun in the sun resulted in two very red arms and one ruby probo...
  • I got to write the foreword to an awesome new book.
    on Apr 21, 2009 in Posts books writing
    About a year ago I was thrilled to be asked by Amanda Sosa-Stone and Suzanne Sease to write the foreword to a book they were working on called The Survivors Guide to Photography. The book released this week. After having a look at it I can honestly...
  • Somedays it just don’t pay.
    on Apr 19, 2009 in Posts block creativity
    There are days when it makes no sense to continue to try and be creative. Call it a block, bad mental sex or a hangover. The result is the same, you produce nothing or you produce shit. If it’s the latter you’ll wish it was the former, because...
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