Creative: Blurb and Readymag

Hey Peeps, If any of you follow Blurb on social you will see today’s announcement in regard to something called Readymag. This is a very cool platform, and one I’ve been using for a while now, mostly to learn how … Read More

Creative: Kip Brundage, The Cuba Connection

As you know, I am currently scheduled to co-teach a class in Havana in December. Picturing Cuba: Havana and the Countryside, is part of the Santa Fe Photo Workshops Cuba program, which has been happening for quite some time. For … Read More

Creative: Notes on Photography, Episode 5

Seeing as I just ran this image as part of another post I thought, “Why not use that for Notes on Photography.” So here it is. Frankly, I love this picture. Not much I would change, but let’s break it … Read More

Creative: The Power of Peace

I’m a long way from finding peace. Make no bones about it. But things are changing, sliding slowly downhill, transmission in 4-low, wheels glazed over but spinning, digging. The front is starting to come around. Maybe. Finding peace has come … Read More

Creative: Things in the Mail

I’ve said this many times but I’m a very lucky guy. I know talented people who love to use the mail. Wanted to highlight two people kind enough to send me something in recent weeks. The first, Sylvie Lee, is … Read More

Creative: Wim Jansen

Wim shoots his ass off. He’s ALWAYS doing things. And traveling, and making images, and covering the food world, and making prints and sending, mailing, packaging and writing. I’m not sure how he does it, but being Euro is a … 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

Dispatches: Esha Chiocchio

Yes, I did a composite image. I just felt like Esha is a blend of so many things that an image like this made sense. You can tell a lot about someone by spending time around their children, and Esha … Read More

Creative: ESSAY Issue One Goes Live

Deep breath. Where to start. Essay Issue One Trade Essay Issue One Magazine Content is exactly the same for both formats. What I’ve learned. (This post was written months ago, and I’m about to begin issue five!) 1. I’m grading … 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

PRINT: General Thinker by Remo Giuffre´

I’ve written about Remo before, and also mentioned his book, but here is a bit more detail in regard to the publication itself. My first rule about books is how they make me feel. This book makes me feel like … 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: 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

Dispatches: Michael Napper

Michael Napper is a San Jose based artist who writes, paints, photographs, makes books and fills in the gaps by creating and sending a wonderful variety of correspondence pieces. I’ve known Michael for almost twenty years, and I have to … Read More

Dispatches: James Cuddy and Roma Levin

James Cuddy and Roma Levin merge to form Six:Thirty, a London based digital creative practice founded in 2013. This was one of the first interviews I ever attempted, and it’s worth listening to for the garbage truck that showed up … Read More

Dispatches: Clay Lipsky

Clay Lipsky is a visual artist and Emmy Award winning graphic designer based in Los Angeles who also serves as Art Director of the photo blog Lenscratch. He has applied his unique visual style across a variety of mediums, from … Read More

Dispatches: Larry Fodor

Lawrence Fodor is a Santa Fe based contemporary art painter. Larry is also one of the most inspirational people I’ve ever been around. He is SO knowledgable, but he speaks to the uninitiated with a true sense of sharing and … Read More