Create: Question and Answer 009

Nothing changed. Cameras, settings, location, and yet the focus is ALL OVER THE PLACE on this film. This is SO frustrating. No idea why this is happening. I finally got the exposure to remain constant by resetting everything in camera … Read More

Create: Q&A Episode 007

Let us not forget the reality that having the time to discuss photography and bookmaking is a complete luxury. A lot of folks on this planet of ours are simply trying to survive. Food, water, shelter. What f-stop never plays … Read More

Create: Notes on Layouts, Episode 001

Welcome to another new series. Based on the success of my “Notes on Photography” films I thought I would add a new serious about layouts using a similar technique. I have ZERO training when it comes to page design, graphic … Read More

Creative: Notebook and Journal Report

You know me. I’ve been journaling daily since 1993 and first started putting pen to paper in elementary school. It’s in my blood. I had my system down. I really did. Same trim size, same brand, for YEARS. Until Blurb … Read More

Creative: Journal as Journey

The journey to photobook bliss is as thin and difficult to walk as a razor’s edge, to steal from one of my all-time favorite books. “It’s easy to be a Holy Man on top of a mountain.” (Read The Razor’s … Read More

Creative: For What It’s Worth 004

Hey Kids, Another episode for your listening enjoyment. Coming at you with AG23, a new co-branded Zine collaboration, a Texas trail run, the Saints disaster in the NFL, book production and an update on my Lyme Disease. Something for everyone. … Read More

Creative: Blurb Tips 0013, Be Real

Keep it real friends. A self-help post here, for sure. I’ve seen too many people put too many completely and utterly unrealistic bookselling stresses on themselves and in the process ruin their entire bookmaking experience. Be real. Be real and … Read More

Creative: Cuba Workshop Update Three

Still obsessing about the Cuba workshop. The gear has been sorted, the foundation of a technique is in place and now we wait…. But I wanted to touch on the idea of what this workshop might look like because of … Read More

Creative: Teaching at Maine Media

More teaching? Yes. In fact, I’ve got THREE teaching opportunities coming up before the end of 2018. As many of you know, I’ve taken a break from teaching over the past few years, but was asked to return, mostly for … Read More

Creative: Using Templates

When I give talks and people ask about “tips and tricks” for putting your work in print the FIRST thing I always stay is START NOW. RIGHT NOW. TODAY. Create a default size publication, whether that be a 20-page Photobook … Read More