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

PRINT: Black Mesa, Blurb 8×10 TRADE

A few short months ago Blurb released a new addition to the “Trade” book lineup…8×10. Like I do with all things NEW I made a test book, or test magazine in this case. The 8×10 lives in a crossover position … Read More

Just Listen: Chimayo´Rain Melt

We need it. Snow. Water of any kind will do actually. Ten years we have been behind as the “main world,” or “mainstream culture,” pretends not to notice, or perhaps just doesn’t care. Around here it’s the real sangre that … Read More

PRINT: Andrew Kaufman’s Miami Journal

Nobody is going to assign or ask you to do a book like this. Everything about a book like this goes against what the modern industry is telling you to do. Shooting film, making prints, making a single book from … Read More

PRINT: Bob Aufuldish, Vacuforms

Bob Aufuldish founded Aufuldish & Warinner with Kathy Warinner in 1990 and has taught at the college since 1991. With A&W, Bob has designed diverse projects for clients such as Adobe Systems, Advent Software, American Institute of Architects, Center for … Read More

Just Listen: Chimayo´ Flute

The flute. In the car, on the table, in the studio. The drop of a hat. It begins. Of course I spring it on him within seconds of entering the house. “I haven’t practiced.” No matter. Everyone caves to the … Read More

PRINT: X-Ray Box #9

Okay this is one of the coolest things you are ever going to see. This little artifact is the brainchild of one Johnny Brewton of “X-Ray Book Company.” I’m showing this issue, #9, because I’m in it. I’m not sure … Read More

Print: Andrew Kaufman’s Baselgeddon Novela

A new novela from Miami based Andrew Kaufman. Kaufman has produced two traditionally published books as well as a range of other independent publications including a series of editioned Blurb books. These books look and feel like the content of … Read More