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

Dispatches: Douglas Kirkland

I’ve spent the bulk of my adult life in photography. Granted the last five years have been fringe, but prior to that I was stuck right smack dab in the middle of it. Over my life I’ve encountered a range … Read More

Read: On Sale, The Lost Rolls

After many months of work, The Lost Rolls is now in print form. Both book and magazine to be exact. Why two publications? Let me explain the thought process. This project is atypical. Lost film dating back twenty-five-years is discovered, … Read More

Dispatches: Ron Haviv

I wanted to give this interview a proper place amid my other interviews. As you know we are working with Ron on a project titled “The Lost Rolls” which is getting ready to launch. Book, magazine, website and exhibitions in … Read More

Read: My Lost Rolls

Yep, that’s me. Mid 1990’s. Flannel shirt, long hair, Canon EOS1v, wire rimmed glasses. A walking billboard to the grunge movement. Pearl Jam was my favorite band. But why am I showing you this? We recently embarked on a collaborative … Read More

Print: New Shifter Promo 50-Pages

This is a remake of the original Shifter promotional piece. The original was 24-pages and was headed in the right direction but didn’t go quite far enough. I’m not sure this one does either, but at least I’m beginning to … 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

Read: The Lost Rolls

West Bank, date unknown. Photograph by Ron Haviv. Well, it’s been a long time coming, but I FINALLY get to write this post and tell you what I’ve been working on for the past few months. But before I can … Read More