Q+A with photographer & filmmaker Lendl Tellington (The Truth In This Art Beyond: Philadelphia)

Q+A with photographer & filmmaker Lendl Tellington (The Truth In This Art Beyond: Philadelphia)

Join us on "The Truth in This Art" podcast as we sit down with Lendl Tellington, a multi-disciplinary artist who works across cinema, photography, editorial and installation art. Lendl's work is driven by the exploration of the intersection between nostalgia and memory as a means to peel back our prescribed histories and illuminate the contributions of unsung communities.

In this episode, Lendl shares with us his background and how it has influenced his work today. We dive into his interests growing up and how they shaped his current pursuits. We also discuss his decision to pursue a career in the arts and his current work, which intersects across various mediums.

Lendl discusses the themes he pursues in his practice and his thought process when preparing for new work. We explore his creative thinking process, including the stages of preparation, incubation, illumination, and verification, and which stage is the most interesting to him. We also touch on the less exciting parts of the creative process and how Lendl overcomes them.

As we delve deeper into Lendl's personal history, we discover the influences that led him to choose his current creative pursuit. We explore how he develops creative ideas and where he turns to for inspiration. Lendl also shares his rule of thumb for getting better and how important the concept of play or experimentation has been for his creative growth.

Finally, Lendl reveals two to three of his favorite projects he has worked on. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in the creative process, the intersection of different art forms, and the exploration of marginalized histories through art. 

National Photo Month

This episode of The Truth In This Art is part of National Photo Month, which is celebrated every May by professional and amateur photographers alike, as well as selfie enthusiasts. During this month-long celebration, people dedicate themselves to learning about the rich history of photography, honing their skills and techniques, and researching which cameras to invest in.

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Rob Lee
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The Truth In This Art is an interview series featuring artists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers in & around Baltimore.