Episode 63. Guy Tal: Landscape Photography, Self-Expression, Flow, Creativity, Artistic Style, and Being Extraordinary

Guy Tal on Beyond The Lens

Guy Tal is an American  nature and landscape photographer, the author of several books, a regular contributor to photography publications such as LensWork and On Landscape, a prolific blogger, and educator. He resides in Torrey, Utah.

Guy primarily photographs and writes about the Colorado Plateau in the American Southwest. He describes himself as a self-expressive artist who uses the camera to capture images of the wilderness near his home that act as visual metaphors for his emotions and feelings for these places.

Topics Richard and Guy discuss:

• Growing up in Israel
• His move to the United States and the American Southwest
• The influence of Edward Abbey
• Being an ‘expressive photographer’
• Emotions in photographs
• What are meaningful images?
• The flow state
• Creativity
• Artistic style
• Composition and intuition
• The fear of failure
• Social media
• “Be Extraordinary”

And much more.

Notable Links:

Guy Tal Website
Guy Tal Books
Guy Tal Blog
Be Extraordinary (pre-order)


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