Jeffery Saddoris: Everything

Jeffery Saddoris

My name is Jeffery Saddoris and I’ve been fascinated by the creative process as far back as I can remember. I released my first podcast in 2009. I was hooked and have been recording deep-dive conversations with interesting and creative people about what they do and why they do it ever since.

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In this episode, we’re talking about the importance of ritual in making and how various rituals — both conscious and subconscious — appear in our lives. We also talk about the value of creating the mental space for the actual doing and how carving out quiet time can help our creativity to find its way into the world. CONNECT WITH SEANWebsite: http://seantucker.photographyTwitter: @seantuckInstagram: @seantuckYouTube: Sean Tucker CONNECT WITH JEFFERYWebsite: https://jefferysaddoris.comTwitter: @jefferysaddorisInstagram: @jefferysaddoris SUBSCRIBESubscribe to Jeffery Saddoris: Everything in your favorite podcast app to get every show I release in one feed. MUSICHigh Line by DuffmusiqMusic featured in this episode is licensed from Artlist, which is a terrific music licensing platform for YouTubers and filmmakers. Use the following link to get two additional months of Artlist free when you sign up: https://bit.ly/JS_Artlist This post may contain affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, I may earn a commission. Thanks.

Nov 24

45 min 56 sec

Welcome to Deep Natter. This week, we’re talking about recognizing our own good, seeing patterns in the creative chaos of work that we make, and some absolutely beautiful thoughts from Sean around connectivity and meaning. CONNECT WITH SEANWebsite: http://seantucker.photographyTwitter: @seantuckInstagram: @seantuckYouTube: Sean Tucker CONNECT WITH JEFFERYWebsite: https://jefferysaddoris.comTwitter: @jefferysaddorisInstagram: @jefferysaddoris MUSICHigh Line by DuffmusiqMusic featured in this episode is licensed from Artlist, which is a terrific music licensing platform for YouTubers and filmmakers. Use the following link to get two additional months of Artlist free when you sign up: https://bit.ly/JS_ArtlistThis post may contain affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, I may earn a commission. Thanks.

Nov 19

46 min 28 sec

Last week, we released a show that seems to be resonating with quite a few of you. In fact, we’ve received more feedback on that episode than any other episode we’ve done. I think it’s because so many of us are in the same place with trying to figure out where what we make fits, how to get it out there in front of people, and if we’re lucky, make a little money from it. This week is sort of a continuation of last week’s conversation, but we begin with a little chat about gear. CONNECT WITH SEANWebsite: http://seantucker.photographyTwitter: @seantuckInstagram: @seantuckYouTube: Sean Tucker CONNECT WITH JEFFERYWebsite: https://jefferysaddoris.comTwitter: @jefferysaddorisInstagram: @jefferysaddoris SUBSCRIBESubscribe to Jeffery Saddoris: Everything in your favorite podcast app to get every show I release in one feed. MUSICHigh Line by DuffmusiqMusic featured in this episode is licensed from Artlist, which is a terrific music licensing platform for YouTubers and filmmakers. Use the following link to get two additional months of Artlist free when you sign up: https://bit.ly/JS_Artlist This post may contain affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, I may earn a commission. Thanks.

Nov 13

45 min 1 sec

This episode wasn’t meant to be an episode. It started as one of our pre-show chats — Sean and I just talking before we jumped into what we had actually planned to talk about, which now completely escapes me. But as it’s happened so many times before when we talk, we went off on a tangent, and this time it was a deep one around worth and value and the often paralyzing fear of showing ourselves to the world through the things we make. LINKSHalston (Netflix): https://www.netflix.com/title/80245103Halston Documentary (Prime Video): https://www.amazon.com/Halston-Tavi-Gevinson/dp/B08CS6D1ZNObey Giant: https://obeygiant.com/Andy Warhol's Marilyn Diptych: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bu9Bm8aw_lI CONNECT WITH SEANWebsite: http://seantucker.photographyTwitter: @seantuckInstagram: @seantuckYouTube: Sean Tucker CONNECT WITH JEFFERYWebsite: https://jefferysaddoris.comTwitter: @jefferysaddorisInstagram: @jefferysaddoris SUBSCRIBESubscribe to Jeffery Saddoris: Everything in your favorite podcast app to get every show I release in one feed. MUSICHigh Line by Duffmusiq Music featured in this episode is licensed from Artlist, which is a terrific music licensing platform for YouTubers and filmmakers. Use the following link to get two additional months of Artlist free when you sign up: https://bit.ly/JS_Artlist This post may contain affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, I may earn a commission. Thanks.

Nov 5

51 min 23 sec

In this episode, Sean and I are talking about output, not in terms of what we produce, but how the work I’ve recently dipped my toes into the world of synthesizers, something I’ve been interested in for years but never really pursued. In this episode, Sean and I talk about the importance of pursuing creative interests outside of your “main” pursuits for no other purpose but to, as Sean puts it, always be a beginner at something. We also talk about Tinker Toys, a band called Snarky Puppy, what a good guy Jason Momoa seems to be and a whole lot more. LINKSVCV RackMicroFreakHarold BuddTangerine DreamPaprTapeDavid CarsonSoma Lyra 8Tinker ToysDave Matthews Band #41Snarky PuppyLukas NelsonJason Momoa ET clip Jason Momoa Human Recreational Services CONNECT WITH SEANWebsite: http://seantucker.photographyTwitter: @seantuckInstagram: @seantuckYouTube: Sean Tucker CONNECT WITH JEFFERYWebsite: https://jefferysaddoris.comTwitter: @jefferysaddorisInstagram: @jefferysaddoris SUBSCRIBESubscribe to Jeffery Saddoris: Everything in your favorite podcast app to get every show I release in one feed. MUSICHigh Line by DuffmusiqMusic featured in this episode is licensed from Artlist, which is a terrific music licensing platform for YouTubers and filmmakers. Use the following link to get two additional months of Artlist free when you sign up: https://bit.ly/JS_Artlist This post may contain affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, I may earn a commission. Thanks.

Oct 29

53 min 51 sec

One of the things I love about talking to Bill Wadman is that even when we don’t talk for a while, the banterand chemistry that was the heart of On Taking Pictures for more than 300 episodes is right there regardless of what we’re talking about. It’s been that way since the first episode and nearly a decade later, it’s still fun to see where we end up. CONNECT WITH BILLWebsite: https://billwadman.comTwitter: @billwadmanInstagram: @billwadman CONNECT WITH JEFFERYWebsite: https://jefferysaddoris.comTwitter: @jefferysaddorisInstagram: @jefferysaddoris Music in this episodeFive to One by Steve PoloniAll of the music featured in this episode is licensed from Artlist.io, which is a terrific music licensing platform for YouTubers and filmmakers. Use the following link to get two additional months of Artlist.io free when you sign up: https://bit.ly/JS_Artlist This post may contain affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, I may earn a commission. Thanks.

Oct 22

1 hr 16 min

In this episode, Sean and I are talking about output, not in terms of what we produce, but how the work we make is presented to an audience. For example, are you only sharing your work online, or do you also make prints. Maybe you make photobooks or show your work in galleries. How our work appears out in the world can have a dramatic effect on how compelling it is to a viewer. We also talk about the new Bond film, No Time To Die — specifically the score and how brilliantly Hans Zimmer took one of the most recognizable pieces of music in cinema and made it his own. LINKSGenesis ImagingHans Zimmer recording No Time to DieHanz Zimmer on InterstellarMad Max: Black and Chrome CONNECT WITH SEANWebsite: http://seantucker.photographyTwitter: @seantuckInstagram: @seantuckYouTube: Sean Tucker CONNECT WITH JEFFERYWebsite: https://jefferysaddoris.comTwitter: @jefferysaddorisInstagram: @jefferysaddoris SUBSCRIBESubscribe to Jeffery Saddoris: Everything in your favorite podcast app to get every show I release in one feed. MUSICHigh Line by DuffmusiqMusic featured in this episode is licensed from Artlist, which is a terrific music licensing platform for YouTubers and filmmakers. Use the following link to get two additional months of Artlist free when you sign up: https://bit.ly/JS_Artlist This post may contain affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, I may earn a commission. Thanks.

Oct 15

1 hr 3 min

In this episode, Sean and I are talking about meeting our heroes and how the outcome of those meetings can often affect how we are able to see and connect with the work they make. We also talk about the importance of finding that thing or maybe multiple things that light you up and you do simply for the fun or the joy of it. CONNECT WITH SEANWebsite: http://seantucker.photographyTwitter: @seantuckInstagram: @seantuckYouTube: Sean Tucker CONNECT WITH JEFFERYWebsite: https://jefferysaddoris.comTwitter: @jefferysaddorisInstagram: @jefferysaddoris SUBSCRIBESubscribe to Jeffery Saddoris: Everything in your favorite podcast app to get every show I release in one feed. MUSICHigh Line by DuffmusiqMusic featured in this episode is licensed from Artlist, which is a terrific music licensing platform for YouTubers and filmmakers. Use the following link to get two additional months of Artlist free when you sign up: https://bit.ly/JS_Artlist This post may contain affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, I may earn a commission. Thanks.

Oct 8

48 min 48 sec

In this episode, Sean and I are talking about a photo essay that raised some interesting questions for each of us, such as how do you respond to an artist’s newer work when it doesn’t hit you the same way their earlier work did? Have they changed or have you? Or is it some of each? And how much should the context of the work matter to how it lands with a viewer? LINKSAlec Soth’s Lost in TranslationAt Eternity’s Gate CONNECT WITH SEANWebsite: http://seantucker.photographyTwitter: @seantuckInstagram: @seantuckYouTube: Sean Tucker CONNECT WITH JEFFERYWebsite: https://jefferysaddoris.comTwitter: @jefferysaddorisInstagram: @jefferysaddoris SUBSCRIBESubscribe to Jeffery Saddoris: Everything in your favorite podcast app to get every show I release in one feed. MUSICHigh Line by DuffmusiqMusic featured in this episode is licensed from Artlist, which is a terrific music licensing platform for YouTubers and filmmakers. Use the following link to get two additional months of Artlist free when you sign up: https://bit.ly/JS_Artlist This post may contain affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, I may earn a commission. Thanks.

Oct 1

37 min

A few episodes back, Sean and I were talking about social media and Sean mentioned that Ben Horne, who is a terrific large format landscape photographer I spoke to on Process Driven 41, had left Twitter and Instagram and was just focusing on the community he had on YouTube. I reached out to Ben to see if he’d like to come on the show to talk about why he did it and how it’s affected him, both personally and professionally. CONNECT WITH BENWebsite: https://www.benhorne.comYouTube: Ben Horne CONNECT WITH SEANWebsite: http://seantucker.photographyTwitter: @seantuckInstagram: @seantuckYouTube: Sean Tucker CONNECT WITH JEFFERYWebsite: https://jefferysaddoris.comTwitter: @jefferysaddorisInstagram: @jefferysaddoris SUBSCRIBESubscribe to Jeffery Saddoris: Everything in your favorite podcast app to get every show I release in one feed. MUSICHigh Line by DuffmusiqMusic featured in this episode is licensed from Artlist, which is a terrific music licensing platform for YouTubers and filmmakers. Use the following link to get two additional months of Artlist free when you sign up: https://bit.ly/JS_Artlist This post may contain affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, I may earn a commission. Thanks.

Sep 25

43 min 10 sec

In this episode of Deep Natter, Sean and I are continuing a previous discussion about finding our why around the things we make. Sometimes, it’s easy to lose our way and we end up needing to make a few tweaks or even a hard reset to get us back in the groove. LINKSPrimordial (Jeff Lemire)Gideon Falls Sweet Tooth (Netflix)Sweet Tooth (Comic)Monsters (Gareth Edwards)El Mariachi (Robert Rodriguez)Midnight MiracleProcess Driven 37 with Jack LoweSerialS-Town13 Minutes to the MoonBlackoutFake Famous on HBO CONNECT WITH SEANWebsite: http://seantucker.photographyTwitter: @seantuckInstagram: @seantuckYouTube: Sean Tucker CONNECT WITH JEFFERYWebsite: https://jefferysaddoris.comTwitter: @jefferysaddorisInstagram: @jefferysaddoris SUBSCRIBESubscribe to Jeffery Saddoris: Everything in your favorite podcast app to get every show I release in one feed. MUSICHigh Line by DuffmusiqMusic featured in this episode is licensed from Artlist, which is a terrific music licensing platform for YouTubers and filmmakers. Use the following link to get two additional months of Artlist free when you sign up: https://bit.ly/JS_Artlist This post may contain affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, I may earn a commission. Thanks.

Sep 17

45 min 26 sec

In this episode of Deep Natter, one of Sean’s Instagram accounts got hacked, which has us talking about to what degree we’re comfortable relying on social media platforms as the main place to share our work and connect with an audience. Plus, a new HBO Documentary about social media sparks a chat about a growing number of influencers who want little more than for social media to make them famous, even if it’s not real. CONNECT WITH SEANWebsite: http://seantucker.photographyTwitter: @seantuckInstagram: @seantuckYouTube: Sean Tucker CONNECT WITH JEFFERYWebsite: https://jefferysaddoris.comTwitter: @jefferysaddorisInstagram: @jefferysaddoris SUBSCRIBESubscribe to Jeffery Saddoris: Everything in your favorite podcast app to get every show I release in one feed. MUSICHigh Line by DuffmusiqMusic featured in this episode is licensed from Artlist, which is a terrific music licensing platform for YouTubers and filmmakers. Use the following link to get two additional months of Artlist free when you sign up: https://bit.ly/JS_Artlist This post may contain affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, I may earn a commission. Thanks.

Sep 11

48 min 48 sec

In this episode, Sean and I are talking about owning the things we make. What I mean by that is that we stand behind our art and put our voice, our process, and ourselves first, before we worry about packaging it, branding it, and marketing it to an audience. CONNECT WITH SEANWebsite: https://seantucker.photographyTwitter: @seantuckInstagram: @seantuckYouTube: Sean Tucker CONNECT WITH JEFFERYWebsite: https://jefferysaddoris.comTwitter: @jefferysaddorisInstagram: @jefferysaddoris SUBSCRIBESubscribe to Jeffery Saddoris: Everything in your favorite podcast app to get every show I release in one feed. MUSICHigh Line by DuffmusiqMusic featured in this episode is licensed from Artlist, which is a terrific music licensing platform for YouTubers and filmmakers. Use the following link to get two additional months of Artlist free when you sign up: https://bit.ly/JS_Artlist This post may contain affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, I may earn a commission. Thanks.

Sep 3

51 min 30 sec

This is actually episode 10.5 or “10 Take Two” of Deep Natter, since we had a little bit of a power outage situation and had to record this week’s show a second time. It actually worked out for the best though, since it gave Sean and me time to think about the subject matter a little more and dive just a bit deeper into discussing it. LINKSMy Life as a Failed Artist (via Vulture) CONNECT WITH SEANWebsite: http://seantucker.photographyTwitter: @seantuckInstagram: @seantuckYouTube: Sean Tucker CONNECT WITH JEFFERYWebsite: https://jefferysaddoris.comTwitter: @jefferysaddorisInstagram: @jefferysaddoris SUBSCRIBESubscribe to Jeffery Saddoris: Everything in your favorite podcast app to get every show I release in one feed. MUSICHigh Line by DuffmusiqMusic featured in this episode is licensed from Artlist, which is a terrific music licensing platform for YouTubers and filmmakers. Use the following link to get two additional months of Artlist free when you sign up: https://bit.ly/JS_Artlist This post may contain affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, I may earn a commission. Thanks.

Aug 27

41 min 47 sec

Sean is going to be doing a new project with one of his oldest friends, so in this episode we’re talking about podcasting, both from the side of the listener and also from the perspective of the creator. Plus, Sean shares a bit of the beauty and the complexity of his early life growing up in South Africa. CONNECT WITH SEANWebsite: http://seantucker.photographyTwitter: @seantuckInstagram: @seantuckYouTube: Sean Tucker CONNECT WITH JEFFERYWebsite: https://jefferysaddoris.comTwitter: @jefferysaddorisInstagram: @jefferysaddoris BE A PART OF THE SHOWYou can listen to Deep Natter live and be a part of the conversations on Tuesdays at 2pm ET on Clubhouse. SUBSCRIBESubscribe to Jeffery Saddoris: Everything in your favorite podcast app to get every show I release in one feed. MUSICHigh Line by DuffmusiqMusic featured in this episode is licensed from Artlist, which is a terrific music licensing platform for YouTubers and filmmakers. Use the following link to get two additional months of Artlist free when you sign up: https://bit.ly/JS_Artlist This post may contain affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, I may earn a commission. Thanks.

Aug 20

44 min 40 sec

In this episode, Sean and I are talking about collaboration finding your voice and to help us illustrate some of this, we’re going to be talking about a terrific HBO documentary from 2017 called Spielberg. And while the film is ostensibly about Spielberg and became one of the greatest directors of all time, largely pulling from his own life experiences, it’s also about the group of filmmakers who came up around him pushing him and each other to go further and be better at the craft they loved. LINKSSpielbergSpielberg on Prime Video CONNECT WITH SEANWebsite: http://seantucker.photographyTwitter: @seantuckInstagram: @seantuckYouTube: Sean Tucker CONNECT WITH JEFFERYWebsite: https://jefferysaddoris.comTwitter: @jefferysaddorisInstagram: @jefferysaddoris BE A PART OF THE SHOWYou can listen to Deep Natter live and be a part of the conversations on Tuesdays at 2pm ET on Clubhouse. SUBSCRIBESubscribe to Jeffery Saddoris: Everything in your favorite podcast app to get every show I release in one feed. MUSICHigh Line by DuffmusiqMusic featured in this episode is licensed from Artlist, which is a terrific music licensing platform for YouTubers and filmmakers. Use the following link to get two additional months of Artlist free when you sign up: https://bit.ly/JS_Artlist This post may contain affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, I may earn a commission. Thanks.

Aug 17

45 min 2 sec

Sean Tucker has just released a new book called The Meaning in the Making. Over twelve chapters, using stories from his own life, as well as references from literature, art, philosophy, and religion, Sean attempts to understand and explain “the why and how behind our human need to create.” I’ve been lucky enough to hear little snippets here and there during the course of its creation, but Sean and I have never really talked about it as a complete piece of work until now. In this conversation, I’m talking to Sean about the process behind writing the book and we begin with what I thought was the most logical and maybe even obvious question: why write a book at all, and why did it have to be this one? LINKSThe Meaning in The Making CONNECT WITH SEANWebsite: https://seantucker.photographyTwitter: @seantuckInstagram: @seantuckYouTube: Sean Tucker CONNECT WITH JEFFERYWebsite: https://jefferysaddoris.comTwitter: @jefferysaddorisInstagram: @jefferysaddoris SUBSCRIBESubscribe to Jeffery Saddoris: Everything in your favorite podcast app to get every show I release in one feed. MUSICVibradrone by Ankori & RamonMusic featured in this episode is licensed from Artlist, which is a terrific music licensing platform for YouTubers and filmmakers. Use the following link to get two additional months of Artlist free when you sign up: https://bit.ly/JS_Artlist This post may contain affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, I may earn a commission. Thanks.

Aug 10

1 hr 7 min

In this episode, Sean Tucker and I are talking about some of the challenges of bringing focus back from our various social media platforms to our own websites, which in many ways are the only places we have online that allow us to really curate how our work is presented to an audience. We also talk about how much we miss communities and how easy it has become to simply retreat into creative isolation. The Talented Mr. RipleyPhantom ThreadRobin Williams’ speech in Good Will HuntingWerner Herzog MasterclassThe PeregrineCONNECT WITH SEANWebsite: http://seantucker.photographyTwitter: @seantuckInstagram: @seantuckYouTube: Sean Tucker CONNECT WITH JEFFERYWebsite: https://jefferysaddoris.comTwitter: @jefferysaddorisInstagram: @jefferysaddoris BE A PART OF THE SHOWYou can listen to Deep Natter live and be a part of the conversations on Tuesdays at 2pm ET on Clubhouse. SUBSCRIBESubscribe to Jeffery Saddoris: Everything in your favorite podcast app to get every show I release in one feed. MUSICHigh Line by DuffmusiqMusic featured in this episode is licensed from Artlist, which is a terrific music licensing platform for YouTubers and filmmakers. Use the following link to get two additional months of Artlist free when you sign up: https://bit.ly/JS_Artlist This post may contain affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, I may earn a commission. Thanks.

Aug 6

42 min 42 sec

In this episode, we’re talking about chasing objective good in art making and selling out to please an audience versus making strategic choices to keep an audience engaged with the work we make. We also share a few things you might want to check out to help level up your inspiration. LINKSThe Rewatchables PodcastThe GameThe RevanentBarry LyndonShot DeckNational Gallery of ArtMaking the CutThe New Propaganda, vol. 1Dorothy Simpson Krause CONNECT WITH SEANWebsite: http://seantucker.photographyTwitter: @seantuckInstagram: @seantuckYouTube: Sean Tucker CONNECT WITH JEFFERYWebsite: https://jefferysaddoris.comTwitter: @jefferysaddorisInstagram: @jefferysaddoris BE A PART OF THE SHOWYou can listen to Deep Natter live and be a part of the conversations on Tuesdays at 2pm ET on Clubhouse. SUBSCRIBESubscribe to Jeffery Saddoris: Everything in your favorite podcast app to get every show I release in one feed. MUSICHigh Line by DuffmusiqMusic featured in this episode is licensed from Artlist, which is a terrific music licensing platform for YouTubers and filmmakers. Use the following link to get two additional months of Artlist free when you sign up: https://bit.ly/JS_Artlist This post may contain affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, I may earn a commission. Thanks.

Jul 30

45 min 36 sec

In this episode, Sean talks about a recent trip to London where he may have had his most productive day of photography ever, which is a pretty bold statement. We also talk about the importance of inspirational friends as well as our shared appreciation for the work of Richard Avedon, Don McCullin, and Sally Mann. CONNECT WITH SEANWebsite: http://seantucker.photographyTwitter: @seantuckInstagram: @seantuckYouTube: Sean Tucker CONNECT WITH JEFFERYWebsite: https://jefferysaddoris.comTwitter: @jefferysaddorisInstagram: @jefferysaddoris BE A PART OF THE SHOWYou can listen to Deep Natter live and be a part of the conversations on Tuesdays at 2pm ET on Clubhouse. SUBSCRIBESubscribe to Jeffery Saddoris: Everything in your favorite podcast app to get every show I release in one feed. MUSICHigh Line by DuffmusiqMusic featured in this episode is licensed from Artlist, which is a terrific music licensing platform for YouTubers and filmmakers. Use the following link to get two additional months of Artlist free when you sign up: https://bit.ly/JS_Artlist This post may contain affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, I may earn a commission. Thanks.

Jul 23

40 min 51 sec

The other day I was on the phone with Bill Wadman and it didn’t take long before Bill asked “wait, should we be rolling tape on this?” When you’ve recorded 1000 or so hours with someone, the answer is usually yes. I just wish we had been rolling from the beginning, because when Bill called, he asked what I was doing and I said that I was listening to Steve Perry. Without missing a beat, Bill launched into the opening bars of Oh Sherrie and we both started cracking up. Here's the rest of the conversation. CONNECT WITH BILLWebsite: https://billwadman.comTwitter: @billwadmanInstagram: @billwadman CONNECT WITH JEFFERYWebsite: https://jefferysaddoris.comTwitter: @jefferysaddorisInstagram: @jefferysaddoris Music in this episodeFive to One by Steve PoloniAll of the music featured in this episode is licensed from Artlist.io, which is a terrific music licensing platform for YouTubers and filmmakers. Use the following link to get two additional months of Artlist.io free when you sign up: https://bit.ly/JS_Artlist This post may contain affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, I may earn a commission. Thanks.

Jul 21

1 hr

Brooke Shaden is one of a select few artists who manages to consistently create work that is so visceral and resonates so deeply that it makes me want to step into the picture so I can inhabit that world, even for a moment. Her work is sometimes haunting, sometimes dark, sometimes disturbing, but always interesting and challenging enough, both conceptually and technically, that I’ve been a fan for years and am always eager to see what she comes up with next. I’ve wanted to talk to her for a long time and I’m so grateful that we could make this happen. CONNECT WITH BROOKEWebsite: https://brookeshaden.com/Facebook: Brooke Shaden PhotographyInstagram: @brookeshaden CONNECT WITH MEWebsite: https://jefferysaddoris.comTwitter: @jefferysaddorisInstagram: @jefferysaddoris MUSICNormalize by Stanley GurvichPlease Listen Carefully by Jahzzar (CC BY-SA 4.0)Music featured in this episode is licensed from Artlist, which is a terrific music licensing platform for YouTubers and filmmakers. Use the following link to get two additional months of Artlist free when you sign up: https://bit.ly/JS_Artlist This post may contain affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, I may earn a commission. Thanks.

Jul 13

56 min 33 sec

In this episode, Sean and I are talking about the idea of revisiting older work. Some people find value in looking back over what they’ve done, while others never do and instead are always looking to what comes next. While Sean and I have a few similarities around it, there are definitely some differences in how each of us relates to our previous bodies of work. LINKSTalking Funny (Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Ricky Gervais, and Louis CK) CONNECT WITH JEFFERYWebsite: https://jefferysaddoris.comTwitter: @jefferysaddorisInstagram: @jefferysaddoris CONNECT WITH SEANWebsite: http://seantucker.photographyTwitter: @seantuckInstagram: @seantuckYouTube: Sean Tucker BE A PART OF THE SHOWYou can listen to Deep Natter live and be a part of the conversations on Tuesdays at 2pm ET on Clubhouse. SUBSCRIBESubscribe to Jeffery Saddoris: Everything in your favorite podcast app to get every show I release in one feed. MUSICHigh Line by DuffmusiqMusic featured in this episode is licensed from Artlist, which is a terrific music licensing platform for YouTubers and filmmakers. Use the following link to get two additional months of Artlist free when you sign up: https://bit.ly/JS_Artlist This post may contain affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, I may earn a commission. Thanks.

Jul 9

43 min 40 sec

In this episode of Deep Natter, Sean Tucker and I are talking about perfection. They say that practice makes perfect, but I think as makers, deep down most of us know that perfect really doesn’t exist. Good? Sure. Great? Maybe, occasionally. But perfect? Not in my experience. So why do we keep chasing it? Well, that’s exactly what Sean and I are going to talk about and it all starts with a quote by one of Sean’s favorite authors, Richard Rohr. LINKSRichard Rohr – Another Name for EverythingRam Dass – Be Here NowThey’ll Love Me When I’m DeadThe Last Picture Show CONNECT WITH JEFFERYWebsite: https://jefferysaddoris.comTwitter: @jefferysaddorisInstagram: @jefferysaddoris CONNECT WITH SEANWebsite: http://seantucker.photographyTwitter: @seantuckInstagram: @seantuckYouTube: Sean Tucker BE A PART OF THE SHOWYou can listen to Deep Natter live and be a part of the conversations on Tuesdays at 2pm ET on Clubhouse. SUBSCRIBESubscribe to Jeffery Saddoris: Everything in your favorite podcast app to get every show I release in one feed. MUSICHigh Line by DuffmusiqMusic featured in this episode is licensed from Artlist, which is a terrific music licensing platform for YouTubers and filmmakers. Use the following link to get two additional months of Artlist free when you sign up: https://bit.ly/JS_Artlist This post may contain affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, I may earn a commission. Thanks.

Jul 5

40 min 30 sec

In this episode of Deep Natter, we're talking about effort, specifically whether and how and to what degree effort is connected to the value of the things we make. To help illustrate how effort can affect or influence the end product, we refer to a couple terrific films by Werner Herzog. If you would like to listen to these conversations live or participate with a question or comment, join us on the Clubhouse app Tuesdays at 2pm Eastern. LINKSLove languages by Gary ChapmanHeart of DarknessFitzcrraldoConquest of the Useless: Reflections from the Making of FitzcarraldoBurden of DreamsAguirre Wrath of GodBert Kreisher and Casey NeistetCasey Neistat CONNECT WITH JEFFERYWebsite: https://jefferysaddoris.comTwitter: @jefferysaddorisInstagram: @jefferysaddoris CONNECT WITH SEANWebsite: http://seantucker.photographyTwitter: @seantuckInstagram: @seantuckYouTube: Sean Tucker BE A PART OF THE SHOWYou can listen to Deep Natter live and be a part of the conversations on Tuesdays at 2pm ET on Clubhouse. SUBSCRIBESubscribe in your favorite podcast app. You can also get Deep Natter, along with my other shows Process Driven, In Between, and Iterations by subscribing to Jeffery Saddoris: Everything wherever you listen to podcasts. MUSICHigh Line by DuffmusiqMusic featured in this episode is licensed from Artlist, which is a terrific music licensing platform for YouTubers and filmmakers. Use the following link to get two additional months of Artlist free when you sign up: https://bit.ly/JS_Artlist This post may contain affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, we may earn a commission. Thanks.

Jun 29

47 min 53 sec

In this debut episode of Deep Natter, Sean and I are talking about long-term projects and curating our own work. Each of us have been circling a personal project for years and as luck would have it, coming out of a global pandemic was just the catalyst we needed to stop thinking and start doing. We also talk about the importance of making the things you want to see in the world, rather than worrying about how they might be received by an audience and Sean shares one of his favorite recent books. LINKSA Guide to the Good Life by William B. IrvineHappy by Derren BrownPhoto Work by Sasha WolfeDavid Bowie on never playing to the gallery CONNECT WITH JEFFERYWebsite: https://jefferysaddoris.comTwitter: @jefferysaddorisInstagram: @jefferysaddoris CONNECT WITH SEANWebsite: http://seantucker.photographyTwitter: @seantuckInstagram: @seantuckYouTube: Sean Tucker BE A PART OF THE SHOWYou can listen to Deep Natter live and be a part of the conversations on Tuesdays at 2pm ET on Clubhouse. SUBSCRIBESubscribe in your favorite podcast app. You can also get Deep Natter, along with my other shows Process Driven, In Between, and Iterations by subscribing to Jeffery Saddoris: Everything wherever you listen to podcasts. MUSICHigh Line by DuffmusiqMusic featured in this episode is licensed from Artlist, which is a terrific music licensing platform for YouTubers and filmmakers. Use the following link to get two additional months of Artlist free when you sign up: https://bit.ly/JS_Artlist 

Jun 28

39 min 35 sec

Lately I seem to be having more and more conversations with people who have really started taking a long look back on their lives to try to determine to what degree anything they’ve done matters and whether or not it will keep mattering after they’ve gone. For many of them, these musings revolve around a major accomplishment or a specific body of work that was somehow more, for lack of a better word, than most — if not all — of the other things that they have done. Many have even used the term “calling” to describe it. Personally, I’ve not experienced that, at least not in the way that it’s been described to me. I think my life has been different in that I’ve done a bunch of smaller things that, when looked at together, form something that is greater and much more fulfilling that the sum of its parts. I was talking about this with Jack Lowe who you might remember from episodes 37 and 38 of Process Driven and we thought that it might be a perfect topic for another chance to record. So get comfortable, because for the next hour or so, we’re talking about the importance of legacy, connecting with people, and a really wonderful story that involves Jack piloting a 42-ton lifeboat in the North Atlantic and a Rottweiler called Bear. LINKSJR: https://www.jr-art.net/JR Visages, Villages: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/may/19/visages-villages-review-agnes-varda-jr-documentary-cannes-2017Chris Hadfield – Hero to Zero: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvZj05jaCukChris Hadfield – An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth… : https://www.amazon.com/Astronauts-Guide-Life-Earth-Determination/dp/0316253030/https://www.pomonaartscolony.com MUSICCity by Anthony VegaMusic featured in this episode is licensed from Artlist, which is a terrific music licensing platform for YouTubers and filmmakers. Use the following link to get two additional months of Artlist free when you sign up: https://bit.ly/JS_Artlist This post may contain affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, I may earn a commission. Thanks.

May 18

57 min 58 sec

I think one of the things that made Father Bill Moore so important to me was the fact that he was one of a small group of non-family members and non-friends to say that I had talent as a painter and that I had something to say with my work and he was one of an even smaller group of people who I would consider a mentor in my life. This is probably something for another time, but I don’t think you can seek out a mentor — not intentionally and not with any real specificity in terms of who that person will be. That’s the way I feel about all of the mentors in my life. I never sought them out, but somehow our paths crossed and my life was made better for it. And hopefully theirs were too.SHOW NOTESFather Bill Moore – https://frbillmoore.com/The Father Bill Moore Foundation – https://fatherbill.artThe dA Center for the Arts – https://www.dacenter.orgPomona Arts Colony – https://www.pomonaartscolony.com Music in this episodeReconciled by Sean WilliamsThe Wrong Way by Jahzzar (CC BY-SA 4.0)Music featured in this episode is licensed from Artlist, which is a terrific music licensing platform for YouTubers and filmmakers. Use the following link to get two additional months of Artlist free when you sign up: https://bit.ly/JS_Artlist WANT TO SUPPORT THE WORK I’M DOING?Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Pocket Casts | Overcast | RSS | SpotifyTell Your Friends & Share Episodes Online: You can even share a favorite show clip using the terrific Recast feature. I’ve made a video showing you how: Create Custom Audiograms with Recast by Simplecast – YouTubeBuy a copy of my book: Photography by the Letter

May 12

10 min 42 sec

I think Ben Horne and I first talked about recording together in 2018, not long after I was introduced to his work. But as John Lennon famously said, “Life is what happens when you’re making other plans” and for one reason or another, we just couldn’t get our schedules in sync, but I am so grateful that we were able to circle back around and make this happen. I am a huge fan of Ben’s work. I think one of his superpowers as a photographer is capturing the quiet drama of big places — subjects and scenes that most of us would simply ignore if we even noticed them at all. It’s beautiful work and I’m happy to finally connect with Ben to talk about it. LINKSZion National ParkYosemite National ParkDeath Valley National ParkColorado Plateau Film RevealBen’s Portfolio Box Set CONNECT WITH BENWebsite: https://www.benhorne.comTwitter: @BenHorneInstagram: @benhornephoto CONNECT WITH MEWebsite: https://jefferysaddoris.comTwitter: @jefferysaddorisInstagram: @jefferysaddoris MUSICNormalize by Stanley GurvichWhat Have We Lost by David James TerryPlease Listen Carefully by Jahzzar (CC BY-SA 4.0)Music featured in this episode is licensed from Artlist, which is a terrific music licensing platform for YouTubers and filmmakers. Use the following link to get two additional months of Artlist free when you sign up: https://bit.ly/JS_Artlist This post may contain affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, I may earn a commission. Thanks.

Apr 22

1 hr 9 min

While I’ve never really done one myself — not intentionally anyway — I am fascinated by long-term creative projects. I find the whole idea of intentionally and purposefully immersing yourself in something you know is going to take years to realize both inspiring and a little terrifying. But I guess if you find the right project, the challenges, obstacles and accidents both happy and unhappy make the journey of bringing whatever it is to life that much more rewarding.Marc Wilson is a photographer in the UK who has completed two such projects back to back. From 2010 to 2014, he produced a body of work called The Last Stand which, in his words “aims to reflect the histories and stories military conflict and the memories held in the landscape itself.” In 2015, after releasing the body of work as a book, he began work on his next project, A Wounded Landscape – bearing witness to the Holocaust, which is based around 22 Holocaust survivor stories. The six-year project, culminating in a 750-page book, was made at more than 160 locations and is told through more than 350 photographs, as well as transcripts of conversations, research and sound. I am so grateful for the opportunity to talk about this powerful and important body of work. LINKSKickstarter for A Wounded Landscape – bearing witness to the Holocaust CONNECT WITH MARCWebsite: https://www.marcwilson.co.uk/Twitter: @marcwilsonphotoInstagram: @marcwilsonphoto CONNECT WITH MEWebsite: https://jefferysaddoris.comTwitter: @jefferysaddorisInstagram: @jefferysaddoris MUSICNormalize by Stanley GurvichMysa by Laurel VioletPlease Listen Carefully by Jahzzar (CC BY-SA 4.0)Music featured in this episode is licensed from Artlist, which is a terrific music licensing platform for YouTubers and filmmakers. Use the following link to get two additional months of Artlist free when you sign up: https://bit.ly/JS_Artlist This post may contain affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, I may earn a commission. Thanks.

Mar 11

1 hr 13 min

In the middle of 2019, Netflix launched a show called Blown Away, which is a competition show for glass artists. The promos looked terrific and I think Adrianne and I were hooked from pretty much the first episode. We binged the whole season and it became sort of our go to recommendation for our Netflix-watching friends. I even reached out to Alex Rosenberg, one of the contestants on the show, who I sat down with for an episode of Process Driven.Fast forward to the beginning of this year when Netflix finally released season two of Blown Away and for the next ten episodes, Adrianne and I were right back in the hot shop with a new group of artists. And just like with season one, I know I wanted to talk to one of the contestants and I knew exactly who I wanted it to be. Both Adrianne and I were fans of Elliot Walker straight away. There was just something about his demeanor in the shop, not to mention that we absolutely loved what he made on the show. I really resonated with his approach to the materials, and the sense of humor he brought to the pieces he was making. I also really connected with how he spoke about his partner Bethany, who is not only his girlfriend, but also his assistant, his muse, and the curator of their gallery, Blowfish Glass.And just so you know, this conversation does contain spoilers. So if you haven’t seen season two, consider yourself warned. LINKSBlown Away on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/80215147Blown Away on IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9908860/?ref_=ttep_ep_ttAlexander Rosenberg on Process Driven: https://jefferysaddoris.com/everything/processdriven-28/ CONNECT WITH ELLIOT AND BETHANYGallery: https://www.blowfishglassart.comWebsite: http://ewalkerglassart.co.ukInstagram (Elliot): @ewalkerglassartInstagram (Bethany): @bethjadewood CONNECT WITH MEWebsite: https://jefferysaddoris.comTwitter: @jefferysaddorisInstagram: @jefferysaddoris MUSICReconciled by Sean WilliamsNormalize by Stanley GurvichPlease Listen Carefully by Jahzzar (CC BY-SA 4.0)Music featured in this episode is licensed from Artlist, which is a terrific music licensing platform for YouTubers and filmmakers. Use the following link to get two additional months of Artlist free when you sign up: https://bit.ly/JS_Artlist This post may contain affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, I may earn a commission. Thanks.

Mar 6

1 hr 25 min

As many of you know, I currently produce three different podcasts, each with a different format and purpose. Process Driven is a deep dive conversation with a single artist to talk about what they do and why they do it. In Between is a conversation with a recurring group of co-hosts around a single topic or theme. Iterations is my audio journal — it’s shorter than the other two shows and it’s just me offering up thoughts or reflections around what I’ve recently been thinking about or trying to work through. As I said, each of these shows offers a different listening experience, but in many ways I see them as part of the same larger, ongoing conversation. As you might expect, each of the three shows has its own feed and if you want all of them, until last year you had to subscribe to all three individually. But early in 2020 I looked a little deeper at how people were listening to podcasts, and what I found was that most people don’t listen to every episode of every podcast they subscribe to. I know I don’t. Instead, they create playlists — cherry picking episodes from within a given show or even across multiple shows, which is exactly why I created my “Everything” feed. Listeners could now get all three shows, along with any one-off conversations or any future shows in one feed instead of multiples and they could just add episodes of my shows into the playlists they were already making.My plan from the beginning was to ultimately deprecate the individual show feeds and JUST have Everything. I even confirmed it again in an episode I put out in January called “Setting the Intention for 2021.” But the more I think about it and the more Adrianne and I talk about it, the more I’m questioning whether killing off the individual feeds is the best way forward.On the one hand, I can see where if you were unfamiliar with my shows — both past and present — and you went to my website for the first time, you might be a little confused seeing three different shows that, at least on the surface, all seem to deal with creativity and the creative process in one form or another.On the other, maybe you are familiar with the me and my back catalog but you just aren’t interested in my monologues or random conversations and you only want to hear my conversations with other creatives deep diving their process.Either way, having only a single feed for all that I do — despite my intentions behind it — might not be what you want as a listener. And one thing that I have learned from Adrianne is to meet people where they are, which means that if you are really only into one show, I don’t want to risk losing you as a listener because I’m forcing you to subscribe to shows that don’t really interest you. That doesn’t serve either of us.Look, I would love it if everyone listened to everything I released – and maybe that’s a goal I can shoot for – but I need to earn it. So, for now, I’m going to keep all of the individual feeds active and keep trying to meet you where you are. CONNECT WITH MEIf you've got questions or feedback, you can connect with me on Twitter and Instagram @jefferysaddoris. If you’d prefer something more direct, you can email me at talkback@jefferysaddoris.com.Music in this episodeFunk It Up by Steve PoloniIn the Clouds by Be Still the EarthMusic in this episode is licensed from Artlist, which is a terrific music and sound effects licensing platform for YouTubers and filmmakers. Use the following link to get two additional months of Artlist free when you sign up: https://bit.ly/JS_Artlist WANT TO SUPPORT THE WORK I'M DOING?Subscribe to Everything: Apple Podcasts | Pocket Casts | Overcast | RSS | Spotify | Google PodcastsTell Your Friends & Share Episodes Online: You can even share a favorite show clip using the terrific Recast feature. I’ve made a video showing you how: Create Custom Audiograms with Recast by Simplecast - YouTubeBuy a copy of my book: Photography by the Letter

Feb 22

5 min 44 sec

In Process Driven 37, I had part one of this two part conversation with Documentarist, Jack Lowe. And while you don’t need to have listened to part one to enjoy this conversation, I invite you to go back and listen to it if you haven’t. Among other things, we talked about the origins of Jack’s Lifeboat Station Project, which has him traveling to all 238 lifeboat stations around the UK in his mobile darkroom Neena to make photographs with his 12×10 inch wet plate camera. In this conversation, we talk about some of the motivations for the project and the supportive community that has grown around it, as well as what Jack hopes people will take away from the body of work as a whole. And just as we did in part one, we go down a few rabbit holes and, of course, talk a bit more about The Life Aquatic. LINKSThe Life AquaticPart One of this conversation CONNECT WITH JACKWebsite: https://lifeboatstationproject.comTwitter: @ProjectLifeboat MUSICReconciled by Sean WilliamsNormalize by Stanley GurvichPlease Listen Carefully by Jahzzar (CC BY-SA 4.0) Music featured in this episode is licensed from Artlist, which is a terrific music licensing platform for YouTubers and filmmakers. Use the following link to get two additional months of Artlist free when you sign up: https://bit.ly/JS_Artlist This post may contain affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, I may earn a commission. Thanks.

Feb 19

40 min 8 sec

At the beginning of the year, I released an episode called Setting the Intention for 2021, and one of the things I talked about was how I wanted to make some changes to my shows, both in who I approach to record with and in how I actually produce and edit the episodes, for example using music and sound effects to enhance the ambience or atmosphere of an episode when it’s appropriate and serves the story.The first person I met on the back of all of this was Jack Lowe and I can’t really even tell you where I first heard his name or saw photos from his Lifeboat Station Project – most likely it was something that popped up on Twitter which over the past several months has become a terrific way for me to discover new work and connect with interesting people. Regardless, once I dove into a bit of Jack’s work, I knew I wanted to talk to him. LINKSAmbient Isolation: https://www.ambientisolation.comMatthew George Tuckey: @MGTuckeyJack’s Dawn Chorus: https://m.soundcloud.com/mrjacklowe/sets/dawn-chorusDaniel Meadows: https://www.photobus.co.ukAnthony Hopkins’ “Be bold…”: https://twitter.com/AnthonyHopkins/status/1344008299490861056 JACK'S FIELD RECORDING KITMixPre-3 II: https://www.sounddevices.com/mixpre/DPA 6060 Spaced Stereo Pair: https://www.dpamicrophones.comAudio-Technica M40X: https://www.audio-technica.com/en-us/ath-m40x CONNECT WITH JACKWebsite: https://lifeboatstationproject.comTwitter: @ProjectLifeboat MUSICReconciled by Sean WilliamsNormalize by Stanley GurvichPlease Listen Carefully by Jahzzar (CC BY-SA 4.0) Music featured in this episode is licensed from Artlist, which is a terrific music licensing platform for YouTubers and filmmakers. Use the following link to get two additional months of Artlist free when you sign up: https://bit.ly/JS_Artlist This post may contain affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, I may earn a commission. Thanks.

Feb 12

1 hr 28 min

One of the hardest things about being an artist — beyond the actual making of the art — is deciding how to value the work we make. For many of us — and I’m putting myself squarely in the middle on this — the art I make is very personal, even though visually it may not seem like it. And, if I’m being honest, it’s not just the art, but the design, the podcasts, the books, basically anything that I’m applying any sort of purposeful effort into is personal. And isn’t that the way it should be? I know this might be a corny reference but saying that just now reminded me of a movie with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan called you’ve got mail. Meg plays Kathleen, the owner of this little book shop in New York and Tom plays Joe, the owner of a big box book chain that ends up forcing Kathleen to close her shop, which coincidentally belonged to her mother. Anyway, at one point in the movie Joe apologizes to Kathleen for driving her out of business, saying that it was nothing personal. Kathleen, says something like “What is that supposed to mean? All that means is that it wasn't personal to you. But it was personal to me. And what's so wrong with being personal, anyway? Whatever else anything is, it oughta begin by being personal.” And that’s pretty much how I feel about the things that I make. The things I make are personal, they’re not just products. And all of this is part of a recent conversation with Jon Wilkening that began with a deceptively simple question. CONNECTYou can find me on Twitter and Instagram @jefferysaddoris. Or you can email me at talkback@jefferysaddoris.com. You can find Jon on Twitter and Instagram @jonwilkening or on his website at jonwilkening.com.Music in this episode:Reconciled by Sean WilliamsFaster featuring Helios Armor by SkygazeAll of the music featured in this episode is licensed from Artlist, which is a terrific music licensing platform for YouTubers and filmmakers. Use the following link to get two additional months of Artlist free when you sign up: https://bit.ly/JS_ArtlistWANT TO SUPPORT THE WORK I'M DOING?Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Pocket Casts | Overcast | RSS | SpotifyTell Your Friends & Share on Social Media: You can even share a favorite show clip using the terrific Recast feature. I’ve made a video showing you how: Create Custom Audiograms with Recast by Simplecast - YouTubeBuy a copy of my book: Photography by the Letter

Jan 20

44 min 29 sec

Like many of you, I could not be happier to finally be rid of the raging dumpster fire that was 2020. I know the next year will be anything but easy, but I am cautiously optimistic that 2021 will be filled with new possibilities and chances to do things a little differently than last year.I started doing yoga about a month ago and Adrianne reminded me that there’s a concept in yoga about setting an intention at the beginning of a practice and while I’m not a fan of resolutions per se, I wanted to share a few things today that I’ve been thinking about for a while as a way of setting my intentions for the year ahead.To that end, I want to let you know about some of the changes that I’m making both personally and professionally moving forward.Let’s start with my shows. Early in 2020 I created a new feed called “Jeffery Saddoris: Everything” as a way for you to get everything I release, including Process Driven, In Between, Iterations, and any sort of one-off conversation, like the recent chat with Bill Wadman, all in one place. The response to that feed has been terrific – in fact subscriptions to the individual feeds have dropped off considerably as subscriptions to Everything have increased. It’s not one to one, but it’s enough that I’m going to deprecate the individual show feeds so that moving forward, I will only be publishing new episodes to Jeffery Saddoris: Everything. If you’re already subscribed to Everything, great. You will continue to get all of the episodes that I release, which should be not only easier to manage under just one feed but also more frequent since I don’t have to try to figure out where a particular conversation fits. If you are subscribed to one or more of the individual show feeds, please subscribe to Everything so you don’t miss anything moving forward.And I want you to know that I’ve thought about this quite a bit. I know there are some of you who might only want to listen to Process Driven and this move might initially feel like kind of a bummer. But, I think the way we listen to podcasts has changed, partially because there are so many. I know it’s definitely changed for me over the last few years. I subscribe to dozens of shows and only a very few do I listen to every episode. Instead, I simply create playlists of the episodes that look interesting to me, and the trends show that I’m not in the minority here.One of the things I’ve struggled with for quite a while is monetizing the work I do – and that goes for all of the work I do, from design work for clients to selling my paintings to whether or not to run ads on my podcasts. And without getting too deep into it here, it all revolves around self-worth and how I assign or ascribe value to the work I do. But I think I’ve come up with a solution that Adrianne and I have been talking about for a while now. A few days ago I tweeted a Venn Diagram with creativity on one side and philanthropy on the other and that place in the middle of those two things is where I want to be. So the solution we’ve come up with is that we’re going to donate the majority of any revenue that my creative endeavors generate into arts education and related non-profits. We’ll have details on the actual organizations soon, but the big picture is that this allows me to value the work I do in a way other than what it can do for me. It actually becomes more valuable in that the worth of it directly helps more than just me. I’m incredibly excited about it and again more details are forthcoming but that’s the big picture.I think that’s enough for the moment. As I said, I’ll have more details around all of this in the coming weeks. If you have questions or comments, you can find me on Twitter or Instagram @jefferysaddoris or you can email me at talkback@jefferysaddoris.com. As always, thank you for your time and your attention and for coming along with me on this ride.Happy New Year. Music in this episode:DuDa by Ian PostAll of the music featured in this episode is licensed from Artlist.io, which is a terrific music licensing platform for YouTubers and filmmakers. Use the following link to get two additional months of Artlist.io free when you sign up: https://bit.ly/JS_Artlist WANT TO SUPPORT THE WORK I'M DOING?Subscribe & Review: Apple Podcasts | Pocket Casts | Overcast | RSS | SpotifyTell Your Friends & Share Episodes Online: You can even share a favorite show clip using the terrific Recast feature. I’ve made a video showing you how: Create Custom Audiograms with Recast by Simplecast - YouTubeBuy a copy of my book: Photography by the Letter

Jan 2

6 min 25 sec

If you were an On Taking Pictures listener, you know how all over the place some of the conversations with Bill Wadman and me tended to get and this one is no exception. We talk a little about gear, a little about process and a little about whatever tangent we happen to feel like following. In other words, just a normal chat between friends who have literally hundreds of hours of recorded conversations behind them.SHOW NOTESSound Devices MixPre - https://www.sounddevices.com/mixpre/RØDECaster Pro - https://www.rode.com/rodecasterpro/Apple Big Sur - https://www.apple.com/macos/big-sur/Gary Yost - http://www.garyyost.comOculus - https://www.oculus.com/CONNECTConnect with Bill: Website | Instagram | TwitterConnect with me on Instagram and Twitter @jefferysaddoris or on my website at jefferysaddoris.com. If you’ve got questions or feedback, email me at talkback@jefferysaddoris.com.Music in this episode:Five to One by Steve PoloniAll of the music featured in this episode is licensed from Artlist.io, which is a terrific music licensing platform for YouTubers and filmmakers. Use the following link to get two additional months of Artlist.io free when you sign up: https://bit.ly/JS_ArtlistWANT TO SUPPORT THE WORK I'M DOING?Subscribe & Review: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Google PodcastsTell Your Friends & Share Episodes Online: You can even share a favorite show clip using the terrific Recast feature. I’ve made a video showing you how: Create Custom Audiograms with Recast by Simplecast - YouTubeBuy a copy of my book: Photography by the LetterAffiliate Link Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links for which I earn a small commission if you make a purchase (at no additional cost to you). If I’m including an affiliate link, it’s for something I actually believe in.

Dec 2020

1 hr 16 min

I was talking to Sean Tucker the other day and I don’t remember what prompted it, but he asked me whether I’d seen some of the recent work our friend Maarten Rots was sharing on Instagram. I told him that I had and that it was terrific. “But do you know how he’s doing it?” Sean gave me a brief description of what was going on in the pictures and after going back and looking at Maarten’s feed again, I realized because his work flows together so beautifully, the “how” of the more recent pictures didn’t raise any sort of flag. It just didn’t register, so I reached out to Maarten to ask him about it and when he sent me a few behind the scenes shots of his setup, the photos took on a different meaning and I knew there had to be an interesting story about how he got there.CONNECTYou can find Maarten on Instagram @maartenrots or on his website at maartenrots.nl.If you have questions, feedback on the show, or an idea for something you'd like us to talk about, I’d love to hear from you. Email me at talkback@jefferysaddoris.com or connect with me on Instagram @jefferysaddoris.Music in this episode: Take Me Higher (Jahzzar) / CC BY-SA 4.0WANT TO SUPPORT THE WORK I'M DOING?Subscribe & Review: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Google PodcastsTell Your Friends & Share Episodes Online: You can even share a favorite show clip using the terrific Recast feature. I’ve made a video showing you how: Create Custom Audiograms with Recast by Simplecast - YouTubeBuy a copy of my book: Photography by the Letter

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Nov 2020

53 min 47 sec

There are only a handful of photographers whose work is instantly recognizable and fewer still who have become a genre unto themselves. I was first introduced to the pictures of Gregory Crewdson through a body of work called Beneath the Roses. I felt instantly connected to that world he so meticulously crafted and I’ve been a huge admirer of his work ever since.In 2016, I had the opportunity to sit down with Gregory for a conversation about his body of work called Cathedral of the Pines. It was a terrific experience for me, not just because Gregory is one of my favorite photographers, but because it provided a glimpse behind the curtain to a photographic world that I find both moving and familiar. In 2018, Gregory began making photographs for his newest body of work. An Eclipse of Moths continues his exploration of themes like brokenness and isolation as well as a profound connection to light and the encroachment of the natural world. To some that world may seem bleak, especially on first glance — but a deeper look will reveal a narrative that is hopeful and rich with possibility.As we sat down to talk about An Eclipse of Moths, I began by asking him about the geography he revisits again and again and whether his pictures could be made anywhere else or is the place he now calls home a necessary part of his expression as an artist. LINKSAn Eclipse of Moths (with music by Jeff Tweedy) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYhGYZCc_hkAn Eclipse of Moths (Aperture book) - https://aperture.org/books/gregory-crewdson-an-eclipse-of-moths/Process Driven 05: Gregory Crewdson - https://jefferysaddoris.com/everything/processdriven-05/CNN Arts Feature - https://www.cnn.com/style/article/gregory-crewdson-photography-eclipse-of-moths/index.html IMAGE DETAILSGREGORY CREWDSONFunerary Back Lot, 2018 - 2019Digital Pigment Print56 1/4 x 94 7/8 inches / 142.9 x 241 cm (unframed)Edition of 4, with 2 APs© Gregory Crewdson. Courtesy Gagosian CONNECT WITH GREGORYWebsite: https://gagosian.com/artists/gregory-crewdson/Twitter: https://twitter.com/crewdsonstudioInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/crewdsonstudio/ MUSICPlease Listen Carefully (Jahzzar) / CC BY-SA 4.0 

Nov 2020

46 min 40 sec

A few months ago I was out on a morning walk with Adrianne and got a call from a familiar voice. Since then we’ve spoken a few times and thought why not roll tape on one and see where it goes. Today seemed as good a day as any to do just that. Here’s a brand new conversation between me and Bill Wadman.SHOW NOTESBeetlejuice - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094721/Schitt's Creek - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3526078/Ted Lasso - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10986410/Films to be Buried With - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/films-to-be-buried-with-with-brett-goldstein/id1408585620Hackers - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113243/A History of Pictures: From the Cave to the Computer Screen - https://amzn.to/2GpqCK2Depeche Mode by Anton Corbijn - https://bit.ly/3kVmnopObey Giant - https://obeygiant.com/Rocky 4 Training Montage - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_9FyTiq3SABurt Young - https://burtyoungofficial.com/ Connect with Bill: Website | Instagram | TwitterMusic in this episode:Five to One by Steve PoloniAll of the music featured in this episode is licensed from Artlist.io, which is a terrific music licensing platform for YouTubers and filmmakers. Use the following link to get two additional months of Artlist.io free when you sign up: https://bit.ly/JS_ArtlistWANT TO SUPPORT THE WORK I'M DOING?Subscribe & Review: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Google PodcastsTell Your Friends & Share Episodes Online: You can even share a favorite show clip using the terrific Recast feature. I’ve made a video showing you how: Create Custom Audiograms with Recast by Simplecast - YouTubeBuy a copy of my book: Photography by the LetterAffiliate Link Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links for which I earn a small commission if you make a purchase (at no additional cost to you). If I’m including an affiliate link, it’s for something I actually believe in.

Nov 2020

1 hr 7 min

Episode six. Reflections on the life of Eddie Van Halen and three ways our paths crossed. Patrick Shipstad shares some stories from his former life in the music business and Adrianne calls in with some thoughts and observations around what motivates and energizes us to create and how tweaking our workflow can improve our results.SHOW NOTESJacob Collier - There are a ton of great links out there shining a light on Jacob's brilliance, but these two are good places to start: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWRqI... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPLCk...Martini Ranch - Reach: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkz0L...Attention! The Power of Simple Decisions in a Distracted World by Rob Hatch - https://amz.run/3ghOMusic in this episode:Chunky Monkey by Shtriker Big BandGood by Above EnvyOn the Way by Ian PostAll of the music featured in this episode is licensed from Artlist.io, which is a terrific music licensing platform for YouTubers and filmmakers. Use the following link to get two additional months of Artlist.io free when you sign up: https://bit.ly/JS_Artlist WANT TO SUPPORT THE WORK I'M DOING?Subscribe & Review: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Google PodcastsTell Your Friends & Share Episodes Online: You can even share a favorite show clip using the terrific Recast feature. I’ve made a video showing you how: Create Custom Audiograms with Recast by Simplecast - YouTubeBuy a copy of my book: Photography by the LetterAffiliate Link Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links for which I earn a small commission if you make a purchase (at no additional cost to you). If I’m including an affiliate link, it’s for something I actually believe in.

Oct 2020

1 hr 18 min

If you’re listening to this show, or any of my shows really, chances are you are a maker of some sort. And if you are, I bet on at least a few occasions over the past several months, you’ve had one of those days. The days where at best it’s hard to stay focused on the making and at worst you’re asking yourself why the fuck you should even get out of bed. And you know what? Either way, it’s okay. I know that when I’m in that place it’s really hard to hear it let alone believe it, but I’m gonna say it again, so listen closely. It’s okay. It’s okay that you haven’t created your magnum opus in the midst of a global pandemic. It’s okay that the myriad of natural and man-made dumpster fires burning around the world are pulling your focus and attention away from taking pictures or making paintings or writing that novel. It’s okay.Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Google Podcasts | RSS SHOW NOTESOn Taking Pictures 43: Artistic Monkhood - https://5by5.tv/otp/43SADDORIS LIVE - https://youtube.com/jefferysaddorisProcess Driven 25: Ondřej Vachek - https://jefferysaddoris.com/everything/processdriven-25/Fleetwood Mac: Rumors - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumours_(album)Jackson Pollock - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_PollockVivian Maier - http://www.vivianmaier.com/If you enjoy listening to Process Driven, please consider leaving a review or a rating wherever you listen to help others discover the show.Music in this episode: The Wrong Way (Jahzzar) / CC BY-SA 4.0 WANT TO SUPPORT THE WORK I'M DOING?Subscribe & Review: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Google PodcastsTell Your Friends & Share Episodes Online: You can even share a favorite show clip using the terrific Recast feature. I’ve made a video showing you how: Create Custom Audiograms with Recast by Simplecast - YouTubeBuy a copy of my book: Photography by the Letter

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Oct 2020

9 min 17 sec

In this episode, I start things off with a couple stories about my various connections to Eddie Van Halen, which started back when I was a kid and continued through college and into an unexpected job in Hollywood. My friend Patrick (http://www.patrickshipstad.com/) calls in to talk about how his work as a portrait photographer has changed under quarantine. He also shares some stories about his friend Taylor Negron, who he first met on the set of Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Matt from Denver calls in to talk about process versus results in his own creative practice and how a career change has forced him to make some decisions about how and where creativity fits into his life.Music in this episode:Bored by Jahzzar (CC BY-SA 4.0)Effects of Elevation by Revolution Void (CC BY 3.0)Thank you to everyone who called in. I appreciate your time and energy very much. Let's do it again next week! Let me know what you think in the comments or connect with me using the links below. WANT TO SUPPORT THE WORK I'M DOING?Subscribe & Review: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Google PodcastsTell Your Friends & Share Episodes Online: You can even share a favorite show clip using the terrific Recast feature. I’ve made a video showing you how: Create Custom Audiograms with Recast by Simplecast - YouTubeBuy a copy of my book: Photography by the Letter

Oct 2020

1 hr 5 min

In this episode, we're talking about the importance of backing up your work, and some of the ways what we do as creative professionals has changed during lockdown. SHOW NOTESDigging Deep with Robert Plant - https://lnk.to/RPDiggingDeepPodcastThe Honeydrippers - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_HoneydrippersPhotoWork with Sasha Wolf - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/photowork-with-sasha-wolf/id1523742299Richard Boutwell - http://www.richardboutwell.com/Scully & Osterman Studio - http://www.collodion.org/Fred Levy (The Black Dogs Project) - https://www.fredlevyart.com/index/G00007N.NR0KFZ5I/thumbsProcess Driven 25: Ondřej Vachek - https://jefferysaddoris.com/everything/processdriven-25/Music in this episode:Low Force by Daniel Birch (CC BY-SA 4.0)Hold On by Vienna Ditto (CC BY 4.0)Time by Pedro Santiago (CC BY 4.0)Realize by Ian Sutherland (CC BY-SA 4.0)Waveshift by Gorowski (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)Thank you to everyone who called in. I appreciate your time and energy very much. Let me know what you think in the comments or connect with me using the links below. WANT TO SUPPORT THE WORK I'M DOING?Subscribe & Review: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Google PodcastsTell Your Friends & Share Episodes Online: You can even share a favorite show clip using the terrific Recast feature. I’ve made a video showing you how: Create Custom Audiograms with Recast by Simplecast - YouTubeBuy a copy of my book: Photography by the Letter

Sep 2020

1 hr 18 min

I don’t remember how it came up but I was talking to Sean Tucker a while back and we ended up talking about different photographers that we had found recently and he asked me whether I’d seen the work of Maria Lax. Maria is a Finnish photographer based in London who had published a book called Some Kind of Heavenly Fire. Honestly the title alone was enough to pique my interest but what I found beyond it was a fantastic set of images that were inspired by a book her grandfather wrote documenting a series of encounters with UFOs by the locals of the small Finnish town where she grew up. I’ve always had a fascination with UFOs so I was interested straight away and the work beautifully straddles the line between reality and possibility. Maria takes a little X-Files, a bit of Twin Peaks, and maybe even a dash of Todd Hido and turns it into something uniquely her own —and that combination of style and vision is there in both her personal and her commercial work, which is no easy feat.I’d like to thank Tom Booth Woodger at Setanta Books for not only arranging an introduction to Maria but also for providing me a copy of her wonderful book Some Kind of Heavenly Fire. LINKSSome Kind of Heavenly FireSetanta Books CONNECT WITH MARIAWebsite: https://www.maria-lax.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maria_lax_/ MUSICPlease Listen Carefully (Jahzzar) / CC BY-SA 4.0

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Sep 2020

54 min 27 sec

The third episode of my livestream call-in show. As I try to solidify the direction of a some new projects (including this one), a couple of terrific books are really helping me to think about where those "aha!" moments come from and how creativity works.SHOW NOTESOrganizing Genius by Warren Bennis and Patricia Ward Biederman http://bit.ly/OrganizingGeniusAbeBooksWhere Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson http://bit.ly/GoodIdeasAbeBooksBrian Eno On Genius, And “Scenius” https://www.synthtopia.com/content/2009/07/09/brian-eno-on-genius-and-scenius/Austin Kleon - Further notes on scenius https://austinkleon.com/2017/05/12/scenius/**The book links above are not affiliate links and I don't make anything from them. I'm directing you to Abe Books, rather than Amazon, because it gives you the opportunity to help smaller booksellers and get great deals on new and used books. I use them myself and can't recommend them enough.Thank you to everyone who called in. I appreciate your time and energy very much.If you'd like to listen and call in live, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel.Music in this episode:Urban Slanging by Paolo Pavan (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)No Control by Jahzzar (CC BY-SA 4.0)Nonconceptual by Drake Stafford (CC BY 4.0) WANT TO SUPPORT THE WORK I'M DOING?Subscribe & Review: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Google PodcastsTell Your Friends & Share Episodes Online: You can even share a favorite show clip using the terrific Recast feature. I’ve made a video showing you how: Create Custom Audiograms with Recast by Simplecast - YouTubeBuy a copy of my book: Photography by the Letter

Sep 2020

1 hr

In this episode, we continue to talk about music — how we relate to bands and how we listen to them. Adrianne shares a powerful story around how her father's "come to Jesus moment" affected his relationship with music and with her. We also talk about experiences around live music both from an audience perspective and as a member of the crew. Thank you to everyone who called in. I appreciate your time and energy very much.If you'd like to listen and call in live, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel.Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Google Podcasts | RSSMusic in this episode:"Just Give It Time" by Pierce Murphy (CC BY 4.0)"Time Flux" by Revolution Void (CC BY 3.0)"Secret Geometric States" by Kevin Bryce (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)WANT TO SUPPORT THE WORK I'M DOING?Subscribe & Review: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Google PodcastsTell Your Friends & Share Episodes Online: You can even share a favorite show clip using the terrific Recast feature. I’ve made a video showing you how: Create Custom Audiograms with Recast by Simplecast - YouTubeBuy a copy of my book: Photography by the Letter

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Sep 2020

1 hr 12 min

I spend a lot of time thinking about materials and objects as they relate to art and art making and I spend a fair bit of time talking about it with Jon. In this conversation, we’re talking about some of our first memories of art and of objects that we somehow recognized as “special.” We also talk about the how the contrast between the refinement of Europe and the chaos of India in Jon’s childhood contributed to and maybe even directly informed the type of work he produces decades later.Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Google Podcasts | RSSCONNECTYou can find Jon on Instagram @jonwilkening or on his website at jonwilkening.comIf you have questions, feedback on the show, or an idea for something you'd like us to talk about, I’d love to hear from you. Email me at talkback@jefferysaddoris.com or connect with me on Instagram @jefferysaddoris.Music in this episode: Take Me Higher (Jahzzar) / CC BY-SA 4.0WANT TO SUPPORT THE WORK I'M DOING?Subscribe & Review: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Google PodcastsTell Your Friends & Share Episodes Online: You can even share a favorite show clip using the terrific Recast feature. I’ve made a video showing you how: Create Custom Audiograms with Recast by Simplecast - YouTubeBuy a copy of my book: Photography by the Letter

Sep 2020

51 min 9 sec

Growing up, I can’t remember not having a radio in one form or another. The first one I remember was a big walnut console with a turn table and a television that we had in our house in either San Dimas or Azusa — that part’s a little fuzzy but it had to be the early 70s. I also remember a little Panasonic clock radio my mom had on her night stand — and this was probably when I was in third or fourth grade — and the main reason I remember it is because it had those little black and white flippy numbers. I got my first stereo in junior high — I don’t remember which year — but I do remember that the first record I ever got was Robin Williams Reality… What a Concept.As I got older and started listening to the radio more often, I started to recognize the DJs in addition to the music. The first one I remember was probably Wolfman Jack because he was just such a character. Because we were in LA, there were a ton of DJs to listen to — Rick Dees on KIIS FM, Richard Blade and Rodney Bingenheimer on KROQ, Mark and Brian on KLOS, and of course The Dr. Demento Show, which think was on KMET. Howard Stern was in there too, but honestly I was never really a huge fan. I like him much better now, especially because he’s a really terrific interviewer. Oh, and there was also Joe Frank on KCRW but, honestly, we could spend hours on him, so I think I’ll save that one. Feel free to ask me about it if you’re curious.Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Google Podcasts | RSSMusic in this episode:"Noite de Novembro" by Himalayha (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)"After the Border" by InSpectr (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)"Imagery Intelligence" by Metre (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) WANT TO SUPPORT THE WORK I'M DOING?Subscribe & Review: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Google PodcastsTell Your Friends & Share Episodes Online: You can even share a favorite show clip using the terrific Recast feature. I’ve made a video showing you how: Create Custom Audiograms with Recast by Simplecast - YouTubeBuy a copy of my book: Photography by the Letter

Sep 2020

1 hr 5 min

If you’ve listened to any of my shows before, you know that I spend a fair bit of time talking about creativity, both in the literal and in the abstract. I’m fascinated by how and why we create. Why for some, the need to express who they — we — are is as important to the human experience as taking a breath. Questions around creativity inform many of the conversations I have — whether or not I’m rolling tape — what I read and even some of the things I watch. For example, this morning I watched a TED Talk by Ethan Hawke. Now, I wouldn’t call myself a FAN of Ethan Hawke, per se, although I’ve seen Gattaca a half-dozen times and he was great in Training Day with Denzel Washington. Anyway, like I said, I’m not a huge fan but I do have massive respect for the choices he makes as an artist. I mean, just scanning through his filmography reminds you of some of the often unexpected and occasionally brilliant left turns he’s made in his career. And whether or not a project did well at the box office or was acclaimed by the critics, he seems to get something out of everything he does and watching this TED Talk sort of reaffirmed that notion and it might even give you something to think about as you try to go deeper into your own creative process and self-expression as an artist and frankly as a human. At one point in the talk , he says, “To express ourselves we have to know ourselves. What do you love? And if you get close to what you love who you are is revealed to you and it expands.”Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Google Podcasts | RSS SHOW NOTESGive Yourself Permission to be Creative | Ethan Hawke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRS9Gek4V5QDavid Bowie on why you should never play to the gallery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNbnef_eXBMDavid Bowie - Blackstar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kszLwBaC4Sw Music in this episode: The Wrong Way (Jahzzar) / CC BY-SA 4.0 WANT TO SUPPORT THE WORK I'M DOING?Subscribe & Review: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Google PodcastsTell Your Friends & Share Episodes Online: You can even share a favorite show clip using the terrific Recast feature. I’ve made a video showing you how: Create Custom Audiograms with Recast by Simplecast - YouTubeBuy a copy of my book: Photography by the LetterCheck out: my Patreon account

Sep 2020

11 min 37 sec