Listen: What is Art? Joey Skibel

I screwed up the audio on this one. Was bound to happen at some point, but I remember what Joey said because it was a different take. I’m both paraphrasing and quoting him. What is art? “That’s a very intense … Read More

Print: Magic City Two

There is life before meeting Chloe Ferres and a different life after. A box of ingredients goes into the mail, travels across the seas to sunburned Australia, and what comes back is always a visual wonderland. “Magic City Two” is … Read More

Just Listen: Art Brewer, What is Art?

Considered the “Dean of surf photography” Art Brewer is truly one of the legends of wave riding world. For over fifty-years Brewer had documented surfing and surf culture as well as a myriad of other things, people and places. Here’s … Read More

Just Listen: What is Art? Jeff Johnson

I’m going to release the interview I did with Jeff in the coming days, but wanted to hit you with the art take first. For those of you who don’t know, Jeff works for Patagonia and is a photographer, filmmaker, … Read More

Print: Pottergate Portraits, Mick Buston

I love receiving things in the mail, so a few days ago, when I cracked open the box, there sat a gift from Mick Buston. Simple, clean, to the point. A trade book, 5×8, softcover. A dedication page, to the … Read More

The BackStory: Hawaiian Half Frame

Who doesn’t love Hawaii? Who doesn’t love a half frame camera? Who doesn’t love to combine these two loves? NODODY. This image was only HALF the story, get it……get it? Tune in to find out what I did with this … Read More

Just Listen: Portland Bridge

I don’t like heights. I walked across another bridge earlier in the day and literally felt like my insides were going to liquify. It’s not pretty. An unease that is so unique in my experience, but underneath I’m TOTALLY fine … Read More

Read: Picture Perfect Zeng Han

I guess this post could be titled “Watch,” but I don’t have a “Watch” category so “Read” it is. This film is branded with “Vice,” who is an interesting group. When I see a piece on Vice, a news piece, … Read More

Print: Latin America Trade

Have you ever done a 440-page book? Probably not, and it’s not that I’m even suggesting it. Frankly, I’ve got NOTHING in terms of work that would warrant a book of this size…and yet here it sits. I did this … Read More

The BackStory: Polynesian Performers

What happens when you fumble around in the total darkness with an old camera you have to look down at and through? This image actually. Thanks for asking. Tune in for more detail of just how this little moment came … Read More

Just Listen: Newport Beach

I really don’t enjoy photographing in Southern California, at least not compared to the majority of other places I travel, but when I do find myself with an urgent need to expose something I head to the pier. The pier … Read More

The BackStory: Mexican Matador

Welcome to the latest episode of The BackStory. This little beauty comes to you from the far reaches of Mexico. Puerto Vallarta to be exact. I was there doing one thing and ended up doing another. I found the bullfights. … Read More

The BackStory: Andy Irons

Hawaii is a truly unique place. Comprising Hawaii are the individual islands, and on those islands are the subcultures. Within those subcultures is surfing. Surf culture is global, but the North Shore of Oahu is considered the Mecca. I’ve been … Read More

Print: Best of Shifter

My latest publication is yet another test publication. I used our Magcloud platform to a create a small digest sample of the content you can find here on Shifter. Actually, the eventual goal is to show a sample of all … Read More

Read: New Camera

It’s interesting to think about being the ONLY person on planet Earth to do something at a specific point in time. Like buy an Nikon F3…last week. There is a reason why I might have been the only person doing … Read More

Just Listen: Reid Callanan, What is Art?

Reid Callanan is the founder and director of The Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, one of the legendary institutions in photography. I sat down with Reid to talk life, photography, travel, education and yes, art. Stay tuned for an upcoming hour-long … Read More

PRINT: Andrew Kaufman, EUROPA: Europe before the Euro

Yet another publication from Miami based photographer Andrew Kaufman. This time a Blurb, 7×7, hardcover, Imagewrap with Proline Uncoated stock. Black end sheets. Some nice work with the typography but in essence a very simple book that allows for the … Read More