Creative: Have the Guts

Disclaimer: I think I’m about to purchase a Fuji XT-2 and two lenses. Having said this. You have to have the guts. Now, the definition of guts changes from person to person. The best work I’ve ever done came from … 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

Creative: The Leica File 32

Welcome to Central Texas. A place I’ve spent much time. This is from a project titled “Hunting for Food in a Store-Bought World.” Never published. Never seen really. Learned a lot. Got up before the sun. Aimed my trusty Leica. … Read More

Creative: Old Friend, Old Idea

As you know I’ve been working on a new magazine series titled “ESSAY.” I’ve posted about it before, and I’m nearing the moment when I’ll release the first two issues. In an effort to continue this publishing series, and create … Read More

Creative: The Leica File 28

Yes, I just posted this on my Instagram feed. It got a few likes so I thought I’d give you the backstory. This project was one of the most enjoyable things I ever worked on. I think about Sicily all … Read More

Creative: The Leica File 24

Have a listen to the backstory that goes with this image and this series. Palermo, Paris, Tijuana and New York. All shot with Ze Leica. Poof I make a picture.

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

Street Photography

Protest angling toward riot. Downtown Los Angles in front of Police Headquarters. As you know, I don’t consider myself a street photographer, but over the past few days I was thinking about something. I’ve spent a great deal of time … Read More

The Leica File: Nineteen

“Bikes up Guns down.” Somewhere near Little Haiti. When people ask me about photography I often speak about spacing. Spacing is the key to everything I attempt to do with a camera. I love the 50mm, and the 50 works … Read More

The Leica File: Eighteen

Drifting in the morning swell. The diesels have stopped. Your body, in tune with being on a boat, stirs when something starts or stops. I wake and right there is the rescue chopper stalled overhead. The portal glass is thick, … Read More

The Leica File: Seventeen

I met Phillip Vigil a few years ago during an art opening in Santa Fe. He is a self-taught, fourth-generation artist residing in New Mexico. He always had a love of art since he realized at a young age that … Read More

Print: Manifesto Magazine (Sold Out)

My first magazine. Small run, limited, edited and designed by your host. This publication taught me a lot about what was possible. You have to have the work, but once you make the images the power and control of publishing … 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