PRINT: Silver Prints from the Americas

My return to the darkroom has been profound. There is no other way to describe it. The dark cuts through the bullshit of photography, the mind games one plays, and reduces your entire photographic life down to a few, measly … Read More

JUST LISTEN: St. Thomas

It goes like this. Ship to line. Line to bus. Bus to destination. Fun. Destination to bus. Bus to line. Line to ship. More fun. The Tropics are so seductive. When you cut through the tourism angle you are left … Read More

Print: Eye Occupy by Garry Trinh

Garry Trinh is an artist who uses photography to make his point. I did an interview with Garry you can listen to here. Garry sees things that you and I don’t. It’s that simple. He is the nearly invisible type, … Read More

Just Listen: What is Art? Paul Gero

Paul Gero is a long time friend. Photographer. Reformed journalist, but you can still see that life bubble up when he makes portraits and films. Sponsored by Sony now.

Print: “Apparatus” by Lawrence Fodor

Larry Fodor is one of those guys that drives me crazy, in a good way. I’ve interviewed and featured Larry on the site before, and I’m sure I will again. He’s an artist and bookmaker and is incredibly inspiring. I’ve … Read More

JUST LISTEN: Porterville, California

If you haven’t been to the California Central Valley, well, I’m not sure what to say. You’ve been there. I’m sure of it, but perhaps not physically. You’ve eaten it. Fruit, vegetables, you know that stuff that grows out of … Read More

Print: Maggie Steber’s Rite of Passage

This is one of those incredible books that stayed with me LONG after I’d finished viewing. I was recently in Miami and was able to meet up with long-time idol and uber-human Maggie Steber. I didn’t even know she made … Read More

JUST LISTEN: Somewhere in the Caribbean

Right outside my window. A rescue bird. The thick portal glass masks the rotor wash. Almost like I’ve lost my hearing. There is an elegance to the operation. It’s beautiful actually. And then, in the midst of a tourist minefield … Read More

Print: Gig Magazine, Justin Thor Simenson

I’ve written about Justin and Gig Magazine before, but I wanted to feature him here on Shifter. Welcome to Gig Magazine. I dig the Hell out of this. One guy, a desire and boom….a magazine. I keep waiting to see … Read More

JUST LISTEN: St. Thomas Overlook

The signs for the banana daiquiri started at least ten clicks out, at first just small blue and yellow hints, suggestions that there was perhaps a beverage on our immediate horizon. With each passing K the signs enlarged to mythic … Read More

JUST LISTEN: St. Maarten

This is what you think the Caribbean sounds like. Rightly so. Walking. Sandy and hot. Murals and more sand. I’m a black and white guy but sometimes the color is nice.Caribbean art work is explosive.

Print: Chloe Ferres Boom

You won’t find a more creative Blurb user than Chloe Ferres. I met Chloe in Sydney a little less than two years ago. I was in my second, three-hour presentation of the day and there was this young woman two … Read More

Just Listen: Jeff Frost on Art

The Wildman stopped by the house. I caught him in a reflective moment then ambushed him with the eternal question,”What is art?” He was game and gave a very interesting response.

Print: Ron Haviv’s TESTIMONY

The introduction reads like this…“Testimony, Haviv’s first solo exhibition at Anastasia Photo, spans 23 years and 18 countries, from Bosnia to Haiti to Libya. He has documented 3 genocides and over 30 conflicts worldwide. Through Haviv’s lens, we see come … Read More

Print: Eamon Donnelly’s Milkbar

Milkbar: A Photographic Archive Vol 1. Posted Saturday 6th April 2013 in Milk Bars, Photography Milkbar: A Photographic Archive Vol 1. By Eamon Donnelly. Self Published & Printed by Blurb. 100 Pages Full Colour Softcover gloss Uncoated inner pages Book … Read More