Sunday, November 23, 2008

90 + 9 + 1 = Eureka

Photography blogs have been agog with recipes for success since Alec Soth did a piece about the subject on the Magnum Blog. Jorg Colberg, Mrs Dean and Noel Rodo-Vankeulen all jumped into the fray. Who said photography blogs are like an under 8 soccer match? Well here is my 2 bob’s worth (Baa Baa).

The tried and true recipes revealed in Soth’s research rightly received the big yawn it deserved and led to a guardian piece about the subject by Malcolm Caldwell “A gift or hard graft?” Which is basically promotional piece for his new book “Outliers: The Story Of Success” Which is just the long version of the old definition of success/genius – 90% perspiration, 9% luck and 1% inspiration.

But we all knew that, didn’t we?

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