Creative: San Francisco Art Book Fair

This makes three. San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York. Art book fairs I’ve attended. If you haven’t been you should go. Although I’m not entirely a fan of the format, just based on being overwhelmed, these shows are well worth … 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: Killing Time in San Francisco

Not really. I dream about killing time, but rarely get the time to do it. I was in San Francisco for work, completed a short portrait session then booked over to The Mission to see some old friends. Creative friends. … Read More

Creative: Doodle Time

Postcards going out… I’m trying to make something, create something, write something or print something every single day. Not for any purpose other than making. No attempt to gain fame, audience, following or money. Doodling. Not drooling, DOODLING. Big difference. … Read More

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

Read: Newport Journal

So my wife had a show. In other words the world stopped, tilted on its axis, wobbled, and then began to make corrections. It was only the most important show in the history of humankind. She’s been working on a … Read More

Print: Art Book Collaboration

Okay, this is one of the coolest things I’ve ever done. Edition of one, one-of-a-kind art book. One person works on it, then the next, then the next, etc. It travels the world. Artist, painter, photographer, author, illustrator, etc. “I … 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: 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

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

Dispatches: Edouard Duval-Carrie´

I surrendered before it even began. “I can’t speak to you about art,” I said to Edouard Duval-Carrie´as he stood in the doorway of his studio in Miami’s Little Haiti district. Kaufman and I had ambushed Edouard the day before, … Read More

Dispatches: Cyndi Conn

Cyndi Conn is my neighbor. Besides holding this truly remarkable title she also dabbles in art and creativity on a global scale. She works with an organization called “Creative Santa Fe,” and her official incident report reads like this….Cyndi Conn, … Read More

Dispatches: Remo Giuffre´

Remo Giuffre´is a unique individual. The assignment began like this. “I can’t go to Australia so you are going.” “Okay.” “What’s the mission?” “Remo.” This innocent conversation turned into a remarkable experience, one that led me to the far reaches … Read More

Dispatches: Darius Himes

Fraenkel Gallery director Darius Himes is also a cofounder of nonprofit art book publisher Radius Books, and was founding editor of photo-eye Booklist, an international quarterly journal devoted to photography books. Okay, now that we have the official language and … Read More

Print: The Unknown Soldier (Not for Sale)

This was my very first piece of promise. I have very little recollection of making this, other than I remember starting out wanting to sketch a bicycle. Somehow I got this and realized something important had just happened. I haven’t … Read More

Dispatches: Claire Rosen

Claire Rosen is an award winning artist who uses universal themes of dreams, fairy tales and mythology to visually symbolize the many facets of the human condition.Earlier this year I traveled to the distance shores of New Jersey to witness … Read More