Create: Learn by Seeing, Book Samples

I’ve given two talks over the past week and after completing the second I thought it might be worthwhile to share this presentation with a larger audience. I’ve made my share of books and magazines over the years, some say … Read More

Create: Books I Love, Dancing on Fire, Maggie Steber

There is nothing I love more than exposing people to good photography books, especially those books that influenced me in becoming a photographer. One such book is “Dancing on Fire,” by photojournalist Maggie Steber. My history with Maggie goes back … Read More

Create: The One

I was fortunate. I came up during a time in photography that involved the wet darkroom. The darkroom was about pace, commitment, and a dizzying array of potential techniques. The darkroom was a dance. Time, temperature, mixture, agitation, experimentation. And … Read More

Read: Top Ten Reads

I’m talking all-time you crazy people. All-time. Top ten. These are the books I reread on a yearly basis. Most of them anyway. Some are behemoths, the literary equivalent of the tar pit. Some of these might be on your … Read More

Create: Drew and Katja Cain

We gotta give this guy some love. When I saw the view count on this film I thought my system was broken. You know me, jaded when it comes to the power of books and magazines in a world obsessed … Read More

Creative: Selling Books

I’m curious about something. How many of you want to make books? How many of you want to sell books? I actually don’t know the answers to these questions. I hope the answer to the first question is 100%. What’s … Read More

Creative: Strada del Purgatorio, Nick Tauro

He’s done it again. Nick Tauro shoots, edits, sequences, designs, prints and then makes available his latest work. I’ve featured Nick here before, and I often joke about featuring the same people over and over, but I’m serious in my … Read More

Creative: For What It’s Worth, Episode 001

Just what you needed. Another podcast. I’m here to help. “For What It’s Worth,” is my new podcast series where I talk about all the things people have never asked me to talk about. Politics, the environment, cycling, adventure, humanity … Read More

Creative: Vlog 0004

Ya, okay. Me again. Better get used to seeing my mangled head. I’m not entirely sure why, but for some reason, I am LOVING this motion study experiment. Yes, it’s my job now, and perhaps that has something to do … 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: Audio Q&A, Personal vs Professional

Back with another Audio Q&A, this time covering the idea of personal vs professional. Or perhaps it’s not about “vs” but more about how these two things work hand it hand to create the person you really are. This is … Read More

Creative: Audio Q&A, Art for Art’s Sake

I have to admit something. I love making these audio posts. I can’t explain my lust for all things audio. I know little to nothing about music, but I love sound. I love recording it, sharing it, etc. These little … Read More

Creative: Audio Q&A, Capturing and Preserving

Hello my children. Checking in with another Audio Q&A. This time we talk about capturing and preserving. What’s the best thing about this post? Well clearly it’s that you get to listen to my silky smooth voice. Think Barry White. … Read More

Read: Barkskins

Maybe it was too late when the first hominid awoke and stared at the world. This is perhaps the underlying theme of this VAST and EPIC book. Now, a little background. Barkskins was given to me by a friend who … Read More

Creative: Blurb Large Order Services

Blurb has been around for roughly a decade. Much has changed in that timeframe, including Blurb’s offering, which has added things like magazine, trade books and eBooks in addition to our photo-book standards. We’ve also added paper types, software options … Read More

Creative: Cover Design, Different Image

To follow my prior posts regarding cover design, I’ve gone one step further by showing you four covers with different designs and images. I want you to see and feel how dramatically different the publication feels while varying from image … Read More