Creative: First Blurb Layflat Sample

Fellow Passengers, Blurb now has layflat. You asked for it. Here it is. Now go forth and prosper, or better yet, do a test book and see how this new format fits your visual, tangible world. That’s what I did. … Read More

Creative: ESSAY, Issue Three Sneak Peek

Okay, I’m finding my stride. This feels really good now. Ideas, thoughts, test books, prints, experimentations, transgressions, etc. Issue Three, sneak peek. “Notes from California,” which will be an ongoing theme here at Shifter/ESSAY. Single shots, single servings. Journal notes. … Read More

Creative: The Theatre

Hey folks, testing a new form of delivery here. Let me know what you think. Like it? Hate it? Confused? Jealous of my tech mastery? Hadn’t seen Eric in a while. The last time was Vegas on bikes. Heat, wind, … Read More

Dispatches: Eric Labastida

1998 Eric in his element. Tijuana, Mexico.Original on Kodachrome I met Eric Labastida in 1996 while covering the Republican convention in downtown San Diego. We were both TRI-X shooting, Leica wielding documentary “kids” who were Hell bent on anything Magnum. … Read More

Creative: “ESSAY” the New Series

OKAY PEOPLE. I WROTE THIS POST WEEKS AGO. THIS SERIES IS GOING LIVE BUT SO MANY THINGS HAVE CHANGED. I’M GOING TO POST THIS POST ANYWAY THEN FILL YOU IN ON THE DETAILS AS I MOVE ALONG. AM AS EXCITED … Read More

Creative: The Leica File 20

Okay, I’m back. It’s back. The Leica File. You asked for it. I’m making good on my promise. The truth. Haven’t used the Leica in ages. Haven’t used ANYTHING in ages, except for the x100T, but that’s just for work … Read More

Dispatches: Catherine Leutenegger

Every once in a while I find a photographer or a body of work that resonates with me in a very specific way. In the case of Catherine Leutenegger’s “Kodak City” I found a body of work that haunted from … Read More

Dispatches: Nick Hannes

Lesson learned. If you try to do an audio interview from the 20th floor of a high rise hotel in a downtown area you might pick up a local radio station through your audio recorder. That station might in fact … 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

PRINT: Silver Prints from the Americas

My return to the darkroom has been profound. There is no other way to describe it. The dark cuts through the bullshit of photography, the mind games one plays, and reduces your entire photographic life down to a few, measly … Read More

Dispatches: Maggie Steber

Yes I live in Santa Fe, and yes, I’m about to get woo woo on you. There are certain people who emit a special energy and Maggie Steber is one of these people, but let me go back and explain … Read More

Dispatches: Norman Mauskopf

I met Norman Mauskopf years ago and I’m glad I did. It’s been a one-sided relationship as I’ve relentlessly picked his brain in regard to doing long-term projects, publishing and darkroom printing. It’s because of him I even have a … Read More

Dispatches: Justin Thor Simenson

I discovered Justin Thor Simenson a few years ago after seeing something called “Gig Magazine.” I featured this publication on my blog, and shortly thereafter we agreed to meet in New Mexico. Finally, after much delay we finally met and … Read More

Found: Andrew Kaufman finds Panama

Andrew Kaufman is a Miami based fine-art photographer who also works in the editorial and advertising fields. Kaufman has undertaken assignments and projects in Latin America, Asia, Europe and all across the United States. His current project is based entirely … 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: Munson Hunt

Santa Fe based artist Munson Hunt uses ink,paper, coffee, wood and fire-amongst many other things- to create larger than life sculptors and works on paper. She keeps bees, climbs mountains, makes work and transforms those around her by just doing … Read More