Are Creative Pros Going to Have to Force-Quit Apple?

“So if Apple just becomes a place where computers are a commodity item and where the romance is gone, and where people forget that computers are the most incredible invention that man has ever invented, then I’ll feel I have lost Apple. But if I’m a million miles away and all those people still feel those things and they’re still working to make the next great personal computer, then I will feel that my genes are still in there.” ~Steve Jobs

Source: Newsweek, Sep. 29 1985

This particular blog post really should be a letter to Apple CEO, Tim Cook. And maybe when I’m done writing it, I’ll decide to send it to him.

Nudity in Art – Censorship and Self-Censorship

Needless to say, this post is going to be NSFW… or for Facebook… or Instagram… etc.   Shortly before christmas, I got an email from a friend who has been designing my Billy Sheahan Photography apps for Android and Apple iOS for the past few years. Actually I received two emails from him, a short …

Photo Daily: Above and Below, Montmartre, Paris

  The neighborhood of Montmartre in Paris’ 18th arrondissement, is one of duality. It’s home to one of the city’s most religious places, the Sacré-Cœur Basilica. The slightly more famous, Notre-Dame de Paris, being the other. But it’s also home to one of Paris’ more colorful stretches along the south end, boulevard Clichy and boulevard Rochechouart, containing various …

Billy’s Freelance Survival Guide – Celebrating Independence Day Weekend

During this American Holiday Weekend of Independence Day, I thought it might be a good time to talk about artistic and creative independence. Pulled from many emails and conversations I’ve had with colleagues over the years, let me present, Billy’s Freelance Survival Guide. Perfect for celebrating Independence Day Weekend, no matter where you are on this …

The Inspiration Folder – Magical Sharing that Keeps Giving

Working in the Creative Industry is a lovely, wonderful, amazing, horrible, maddening thing. Just like art. When we’re lucky enough to be making something for ourselves or a client that truly resonates with who we are and what we stand for as artists, it’s nothing short of bliss. As much as is possible, I try …

Some inspiration with Henri Cartier-Bresson

The photographs of Henri Cartier-Bresson are something I will travel to see. I went to New York on my birthday two years ago just to see a huge exhibition of his work at the International Center of Photography. Today however, I just had to walk down the street. The Art Institute of Chicago has been …