Dispatches: Steve Reisch

Creating a Dispatch with photographer Steve Reisch was a somewhat last minute score.(I just realized something is wrong with my mic….but Steve sounds fine.I’ve had several XLR cables go bad recently.) Steve had an opening at the Center for Contemporary … Read More

Creative: Dispatch Trailer Idea

Hey Kids, Okay, let me know what you think of this little trailer. Some of you know Frank Jackson. Some of you know my Dispatches series. For those of you who you know that my interviews are long form, something … Read More

Creative: Immunity

I’m not immune to botanicals. Look at the history of photography and you will see massive coverage of things like nudes and botanicals, etc. Sometimes you see the two merged together. I have no idea what possessed me to do … Read More

Dispatches: Henry Horenstein

Photographer Henry Horenstein has completed somewhere between thirty and forty traditionally published books. I don’t have to tell you how incredible this is, but I do need to tell you the range of book is equally impressive. From children’s books … 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: Blandscapes, Nate Matos

I’ve featured Nate here many times before, but he keeps doing creative things so it’s not like I can stop featuring him anytime soon. I admitted I was officially jealous and angry of his prolific contributions. But I’m not nearly … Read More

Read: Tracks

You probably know all about this little story, and so did I for the most part, but I still enjoyed reading this book. Robyn Davidson isn’t your typical human, so the idea of walking from Alice Springs to the Indian … Read More

Dispatches: Charlene Winfred

Sometimes the stars align and people cross unlikely paths. This past week in Santa Fe was evidence of this alignment. Charlene Winfred, photographer/writer/filmmaker and perpetual traveler was in rapidly cooling off New Mexico. And so was I. I pounced. “Hey, … Read More

Dispatches: Paul Gero

Okay you photogs out there, this one if for you. Now, some of what Paul Gero and I talk about is going to make sense to only a handful of people going back twenty years. Other things will make sense … Read More

Dispatches: Ann-Christine Woehrl

I met Ann-Christine at a party back in the day. At a photo festival in Florida. Didn’t see her again until years later. We were in Paris during the attacks. Then in Miami again for another event and have been … Read More

Creative: Gylly Beach, First Collection

I’m guessing that many of you know who I’m talking about when I mention Mick Buston. Long time friend of Smogranch/Shifter and getting to be long time friend in real life although I THINK we have only met once in … Read More

Dispatches: Chris Orwig

Flare? What flare? I don’t know what you’re talking about. Chris Orwig is a surfer, photographer, dad and author. He also does other stuff like build things, play things and he asks a lot of questions. In fact, this might … Read More

Creative: The Isthmus, Andrew Kaufman

Ya, so how about an audio book review? Hey, funny you should ask for that. Here’s one. “The Isthmus, A New Path Between the Seas,” is an Andrew Kaufman opus in regard to Panama, the canal, the canal expansion and … 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

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: Joe Buissink

Joe Buissink is a photographer. But let’s go back to 1999. I’m in Santa Fe doing a workshop and a fellow student looks at my work and says “You know, you could be shooting weddings full time.” My first thought … Read More