Create: How to Sell Out

I’m not proud of this moment but that’s me. There is no denying it. This is photographic evidence of just one of the MANY times I’ve sold out. The case in question dates back to the Southern California of the … Read More

Create: For What It’s Worth Episode 020

Welcome back, my creative children. Happy to have you once again. Have I told you how much I love creating this podcast? First, I get to use all kinds of cool gear. And I love audio. I truly love it. … Read More

Create: Things I Wish I Knew

I’ve been remiss at posting the films I’m sending to Advancing Your Photography on YouTube. I think if most people knew what my life was actually like they would shake their head in both bewilderment and perhaps even a dusting … Read More

Create: Catchlight Fellowship

For those of you out there who are serious photographers, storytellers or journalists this is something you should know about. If I had my act together in any way, shape or form I would be applying for this myself. But, … Read More

Create: Yes, I’m Teaching a Workshop (s).

Hello friends, neighbors, and fellow human beings. The cat is out of the bag. After a multi-year break, I’ve committed to teaching once again. And it’s going to be good. ALBANIA x2. But before I begin to explain the how, … Read More

Create: Mack First Book Prize

Many, many years ago I entered a “first book,” prize. The open call brought submissions from around the globe with the idea being that one of us would land our “first book” deal. Books are a HUGE part of photography … Read More

Create: The Quiet and the Beautiful

I’ve seen a lot of Blurb books in my time. No surprise there. I’ve seen books do really well and I’ve seen others languish. I’ve seen books made by the famous, others by the infamous and others still by the … Read More

Create: Me, Me and More (and less) of Me

Want to know more about me? How about my opinion on things? Well, you have Gina Milicia to thank. She and I sat down half a world apart and had a little talk about all things photography and all things … Read More

Create: For What It’s Worth Episode 019

Me again. Knocking off episodes like a college kid at nickel beer night. You should be impressed. This week we hit a new hero, we talk the life and death of Austin, binaural microphones, teaching workshops, the anti-tech movement, the … Read More

Create: Cold Lonesome

“There is a procession on the plaza. Do you want to go?” “Yes.” Cold seeps and curls around the edges of my body but my mind burns white-hot. Like a reflex this photography thing. I move as an individual in … Read More

Creative: ROAM Media on New Wheels

One of the many good things about my job is I get to meet a lot of very interesting, very talented folks. Another fun aspect of my job is that I get to give talks. A lot of talks. A … Read More

Create: On Wing

One hundred and fifty miles south. Early morning. Caffeine in my veins, visor down to thwart the rising sun. This is it. It’s been SO long. Anxious heartrate reflected in my Garmin. The field. Returning to the field. She speaks … Read More

Create: Uruguay Journal

People make books for all kinds of reasons. Some reasons are solid, thought out and make complete and total sense. Other reasons are based on pure emotion, make no personal or financial sense but certain people feel they need to … Read More

Create: For What It’s Worth Episode 018

My cameras are getting cleaned. I’m without my fancy two-gun rig and I don’t know what to do with myself. With this in mind, I had plenty of time to do yet another recording. New heroes, cybersecurity, sworn enemies, the … Read More

Create: Handmade Zine Test

Several weeks ago I attended a fantastic event. Part of our exercise was to very quickly create a handmade Zine. A Zine, for those of you wondering, is an informal magazine, mostly in small doses, self-published. These items can be … Read More

Create: MVP Book

Wanted to create a followup in regard to the last post about Generation Human Rights. Like many high-end projects that aim to be around for a while, this group made a book. For those of you who might have spent … Read More

Create: Flemming Bo Jensen Magazine Test

I’ve featured a lot of publications here at Shifter and I will continue to do so. There are a myriad of reasons NOT to print. Most are complete nonsense. Most involved inabilities. Inability to edit. Inability to sequence. Inability to … Read More