Dispatches: Joe Buissink

Joe Buissink is a photographer. But let’s go back to 1999. I’m in Santa Fe doing a workshop and a fellow student looks at my work and says “You know, you could be shooting weddings full time.” My first thought … Read More

Dispatches: Douglas Kirkland

I’ve spent the bulk of my adult life in photography. Granted the last five years have been fringe, but prior to that I was stuck right smack dab in the middle of it. Over my life I’ve encountered a range … Read More

Dispatches: Ron Haviv

I wanted to give this interview a proper place amid my other interviews. As you know we are working with Ron on a project titled “The Lost Rolls” which is getting ready to launch. Book, magazine, website and exhibitions in … Read More

Dispatches: David Burnett

I’m trying to figure how to explain David Burnett because he doesn’t really fit anywhere, and that my friends, is a compliment. Let me start here. Iranian Revolution. Vietnam. Bob Marley, The Olympics. Politics. Oh, and when everyone went digital … Read More

Dispatches: Joey Skibel

Ever thought about walking across Africa? How about a portion of Africa? Joey Skibel did. And, he’s also walked across Newport Beach, so if you needed to know anything about his bravery this little Newport fact should serve you well. … Read More

Dispatches: Myles Haselhorst

The past few years have seen an incredible rise in the range and relevance of the photography book. Thankfully. And when I say “book,” I don’t mean JUST the expected, beloved, hardcover behemoths we have come to know and love … Read More

Dispatches: Chris Rauschenberg

One of the things I most appreciate about certain artists is their love of their field even after doing more than any one person should be allowed to do. Let me hit you with a few stats about Mr. Rauschenberg … Read More

Dispatches: Jeff Johnson

Jeff Johnson is a writer, photographer, climber, surfer and filmmaker who is also a brand agent for Patagonia. In short, he’s created a very interesting life. Jeff is one of those guys who does more than should be allowed, and … Read More

Dispatches: Art Brewer

There are certain people who dedicate their life to focusing their camera on ONE thing. Art Brewer isn’t one of those people, but he’s damn close. The problem is he is too good for ONE thing, and when word gets … Read More

Dispatches: Reid Callanan

Reid Callanan is the founder and director of The Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, simply known as “Santa Fe,” in the business. “Hey, you going to Santa Fe,” this year? “I did Santa Fe twelve years in a row.” “I met … Read More

Dispatches: Sara Terry

Sara Terry is a writer, photographer, filmmaker and founder of The Aftermath Project. In short she makes the rest of us look lazy. It’s true. I met Sara in Los Angeles. She showed me images of Sicily and I fell … Read More

Dispatches: Steven Poster

“You two have something in common,” Tim said. “Leica.” This is how I met Steven Poster. Steven is president of The International Cinematographers Guild. If you don’t know what this means just know it’s a big deal. Steven began his … Read More

Dispatches: Marc Silber

Marc Silber is a busy, busy man. He’s got his own production company, does a ton of motion, knows everything digital but still has the heartbeat of an M2 and TRI-X. I met Marc years ago when he interviewed me. … Read More

Dispatches: Donna Enad Napper

Donna Enad Napper is the Curator and Director of Education at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art. Her story of reaching this status in the art world is an interesting one. She’s owned her own gallery, created unique shows … Read More

Dispatches: Phillip Vigil

As far as I know artist Phillip Vigil has never done a Blurb book, but he’s still here on Dispatches. I’m hoping to trick him into doing a book together, and once you see his work you will understand why. … Read More

Dispatches: Phil Chipman

Phil Chipman is my neighbor. He’s not a typical neighbor. When I moved here a dozen years ago I noticed there were strange happenings in Phil’s garage. I’m probably making this up, but I think I remember sparks from an … Read More

Dispatches: John DeMerritt

Meet Mr. John DeMerritt. Bookbinder, artist and all around COOL guy. Walking into his studio makes you want to quit your job, buy an apron and start building books, boxes and unique things and make people marvel. Got a chance … Read More

Dispatches: Gabe Eggerling

I knew Gabe Eggerling as a baby. I made my first photographs of Gabe when he was just two. He’s all grown up now at a whopping eleven, but he isn’t your “normal” eleven-year-old. He acts, has his own non-profit … Read More