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: ESSAY Issue Two

Issue Two Trade Issue Two Magazine I’m not a huge fan of this issue. How is that for a sales pitch? Yep, I said it. I told you I would be honest about my latest self-pub project. I got excited. … 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

Creative: ESSAY Magazine, Issue One, Update Three

My second set of test copies. Getting closer. This project has been the most entertaining photo-related endeavor in a long, long time. And I didn’t even shoot anything new! I can’t stress this enough. You COULD, and in many cases, … Read More

Creative: Essay, Issue One, Update one

Yesterday was my first post in regard to my new series Essay. I started that post by saying that many things have changed. I wanted to document these changes because, in my experience, this is how all projects come about. … 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: Caffeine and Concrete Volume 20

You should all know Lorenzo Princi by now. I’ve featured his work here several times, but guess what? I’m going to feature him again. Right now. But this time there is a special twist. This time his striking publication features … Read More

Creative: just make pictures

Yes I’ve posted about this before, but I’m going to keep posting about it because “just make pictures” is one of my favorite publications. This publication is the child of Michael Jarecki. Let me say this. This publication works because … Read More

Creative: To Make a Difference be the Difference

I can’t believe this magazine exists. If I was going to design a magazine to show to potential Blurb users I would attempt to design something EXACTLY like Peter Morley’s “To Make a Difference be the Difference,” only my design … Read More

Creative: Serif & Silver

One more for luck! Thanks to Nate for sending me this baby. I’ve posted about Serif & Silver before, and I probably will again. A serial publication, like magazine, is within reach for SO many people but SO few actually … Read More

Dispatches: Elana Schlenker

A side story. As you know, I haven’t been a photographer in many years now, and I’m always telling anyone who will listen that photography is a skill that is improved by repetitive motion, so I do the interview with … Read More

Dispatches: Lorenzo Princi

Within minutes of meeting Lorenzo Princi you know you are in the company of someone who is creative to the core. Driven to do. Design, photography, layout, interviews, art direction and much more. I came to know Lorenzo through his … Read More

Creative: Serif & Silver

I’ve written about Serif & Silver before. The brainchild of Nate Matos who is ALWAYS doing really cool things. I just bought the latest edition of the “Quarterly Film Photography Journal.” I’ve said this before, but I simply can’t believe … Read More

Inertia 240

Now I’ve really done it. I’ve made another sample. Maybe I went too far this time? Haven’t you ever wanted a 240-page magazine that is so thick and heavy it kinda feels like a book? I wanted one, so I … Read More

Print: Magcloud 8×8 Test Book

Are you laughing at my cover design? You should be. In my defense I was in the Blurb office when I decided to make this. Came out of a meeting about Magcloud and thought “You know, never done an 8×8.” … Read More