Creative: Santa Fe Postcards

Last week someone wrote a post about a brand using someone’s Instagram image, reposting, then baulking at paying when the artist who create the image went asking. Frankly, it’s a pathetic story but all too real in the photography “business” … Read More

Creative: Wim Jansen Prints

How great is this? If I was a working photographer I would be sending this kind of thing out ALL THE TIME. We have Wim Jansen to thank for this beauty. A card, a note and a batch of beautifully … Read More

Creative: Call and Response

How cool is this? Call & Response is a zine collaboration of members of VI. This is a MagCloud 8×8, which you can find here. How about them in their own words? A word about VI Paul Romaniuk is a … Read More

Creative: MagCloud for Blurb, Poster

Post number three in regard to using MagCloud in support of a Blurb project. ESSAY. My magazine. The poster was a bit of a sleeper product for me. No urge to use these in the past and then I made … Read More

Creative: Random New Mexico

Covered in mud at Ojo Caliente. Fire season. You know I used to be a photographer. Yes, it’s true. I still make pictures now and then but rarely as a serious endeavor. Not that I don’t still have the spark … Read More

Creative: Why I Love Documentary Photography

Me looking slightly out of place. Photo AK. This photograph is several years old now. I came across it while searching for something else. “You will live in one year what the average person lives in ten,” an older, wiser … Read More

Creative: Journaling

How many of you keep a journal? For those of you who do, kudos. For those of you who don’t, why not? Journaling is addictive, but it’s also fun, strategic, helpful and therapeutic. I started a daily journal in the … Read More

Creative: Using MagCloud to Support Blurb, Flyer

Hey Kids, Me again. Everyone knows about Magcloud right? You’ve heard me talk about it again and again, but just to be sure….. You can see a few of my Magcloud publications here and here. In short, Magcloud is another … Read More

Creative: Art, Oppression, & Activism

Just a quick post here about a few people and places you should know about. Was able to attend a lecture at Santa Fe College of Art and Design. The lecture was about Art, Oppression, & Activism and was put … Read More

Creative: Just Make Pictures 9

Micheal Jarecki did it again. He made me eat my own words. I’ve been telling you all for the last five years that small books are often more impactful than large books. I’ve been telling you how the attention span … Read More

Creative: Art Feel

I’m lucky. Many of my friends are creative people. Some are artists, others are photographers while others still just look at life in a different way. Being around these people is inspiring. Even after all these years and all these … Read More

Creative: Beyond/Além

UPDATE: Over the past few days I’ve become more and more convinced about the value and relevance of photo/publishing projects like this. Personal, time specific and affordable allowing the creators to finalize the project, sell it out and move on. … Read More

Creative: ESSAY, Issue Three

It’s live. Issue Three Trade Issue Three Magazine This issue is better than the first two, but I think the fourth issue is even better than this one. Just to remind everyone, this entire undertaking was done to inspire people … Read More

Creative: Creative Pro Week Day Four and Goodbye

Yep, it’s over. We have packed up from our fruitful week of POD books, custom offset books, magazines, eBooks, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and as you can see, lots and lots and lots of cake and Coke. Not me eating these … Read More

Creative: Creative Pro Week Day Three

Okay, so these images have nothing to do with Creative Pro Week which is going really well, but I spent most of my time talking yesterday and didn’t make any new images. I did carry my camera around all day … Read More

Creative: Creative Pro Week Day Two

(Turn any city into Stalingrad via Lightroom!) The world unraveling, or so it seems, but people power on. Here in Atlanta the day calls for creative thoughts, education, sharing and further understanding of the electronic backbone of our creative culture…software. … Read More

Creative: Creative Pro Week Day One

A muggy sameness. Outside the hotel. 11:15PM and 6:15AM precisely the same. A blanket of humidity. Void of movement. Dark patches splintered by light. Flashing security lights from a vacant mall. The broken chatter of guards trying to come down … Read More