It's easy to think that accomplished artists simply arrive at great ideas. But that's far from true, says photographer Todd Hido. In this interview, Hido shares just how all over the place he can be when creating, offering a glimpse into how much effort he puts into his work to make it be of the highest level.
By Lee Magill
Aoi Yamaguchi began studying calligraphy at age six and earned the Master Calligrapher distinction at age 14. While Yamaguchi has respected the spiritual and aesthetic customs of her craft, she’s also branched out to make it her own. Some might call that blasphemy, but Yamaguchi views breaking from tradition as an important part of her artistic evolution.
Amazon Music's Digital Design and User Experience Lead Marisa Gallagher, on the important value of being able to speak the right language by communicating to both the creative and business worlds, how a six-month expedition across Spain brought a new perspective to her career, and why attaining an MBA later in life leads to surprising benefits.
By Dan Nosowitz
Former Chief White House photographer Pete Souza, on how he landed the coveted position as Chief White House photographer for President Obama, the skills and sacrifice required to be a White House photographer, and how the job has evolved in the age of social media.
All it took was a hefty dose of perseverance that may or may not have been considered stalking.