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Claire Rosen


The Process Behind the Pictures

SKU: 1089

288 pages | Soft Cover, 6.5 x 9 in.

ISBN: 9781681981987

March 2017

Print and eBook Bundle: $49.99
Print Book: $39.95
eBook: $31.99

Claire Rosen’s Author Page

  • Description

    Product Description

    Imaginarium: The Process Behind the Pictures is a compendium of practical advice and information covering the photographic process—from idea cultivation through execution. The guidance in this book is written with an understanding of the nature of artists at their core and explores the science of how ideas are born, the conditions that facilitate the productive creation of art, and the elements necessary to make creative work. This compendium is applicable across genres, for individual artists and for those working in a commercial capacity. It brings together strategies and tools to help readers generate compelling ideas and create unique images. From the simplest idea to the most fantastical, you will learn brainstorming, concept development, pre-visualization, pre-production, problem solving, and execution steps in the creative process, including practical tools and ideas for overcoming obstacles and achieving success along the way.

    Beth Taubner Mercurylab
    Alessia Glaviano Vogue Italia
    Rebecca Manson The Post Office

    Interviews with:
    Maggie Steber, Roger Ballen, Sara Lando, Gabriela Iancu, Robin Schwartz, and Eleanor Macnair

    Claire Rosen talks about inspiration and Imaginarium on NPR

    For additional information on the author and Imaginarium, this post by liveBooks goes in depth

    Thinking Less Literally with Claire Rosen

  • Table of Contents
    • 1: ON ART
    • The Purpose of Art
    • Strong Images
    • Development of an Artist
    • Goals for Making Work
    • Chapter Wrap-Up
    • The Foundation
    • Curation of Experiences
    • Tapping into the Unconscious
    • Creative Psychology
    • Health
    • Nurturing Creativity
    • Community of Artists
    • Chapter Wrap-Up
    • Motion Versus Progress
    • Productivity
    • Motivation
    • Work That Fits into Your Life
    • Chapter Wrap-Up
    • Concept Generation Triggers
    • Divergent Thinking
    • Free Association
    • Brainstorming
    • Mind Mapping
    • Mood Boards
    • Previsualization
    • Concept Development
    • Chapter Wrap-Up
    • Pre-Production
    • Resources and Research
    • Building a Team
    • Plan B, C, and D
    • On Set Checklist
    • Best Practices
    • Editing
    • Post-Production
    • Chapter Wrap-Up
    • The Viewer Experience
    • Presentation Considerations
    • Critique and Feedback
    • Series and Long-Term Projects
    • Assignments/Commissions
    • Body of Work: What We Leave Behind
    • Chapter Wrap-Up
    • Conclusion
    • Artist Interviews