Adventure: Atlas Packs

I’m glad several folks have already commented on this post, but I was remiss is explaining that Atlas is a BRAND new company, so their site is fairly bare bones at the moment. This will change in time! If you … Read More

Creative: Beyond/Além

UPDATE: Over the past few days I’ve become more and more convinced about the value and relevance of photo/publishing projects like this. Personal, time specific and affordable allowing the creators to finalize the project, sell it out and move on. … Read More

Creative: PSPF Day Four

Look, I’m a bigshot! Fact. Our art book class was off the hook. The students brought great work, made prints, brought glue and scissors and dove into their blank books with abandon. By 2PM they left with working samples of … Read More

Creative: PSPF Day Two

I’m not beyond a shameless plug. Day Two. On the move. Remember in Crocodile Dundee Two when the bad guys are camping and Mick comes running through camp in the middle of the night with a giant snake? You don’t … Read More

Creative: PSPF Day One

This isn’t a normal life, nor is the speed in which the festival sucks you in. Home to car to highway to parking lot to hotel to festival to warp speed. Minutes, seconds. Friends. Scenarios. Deals. Partnerships. Collaborations. Potential. So … Read More

Creative: Doodle Time

Postcards going out… I’m trying to make something, create something, write something or print something every single day. Not for any purpose other than making. No attempt to gain fame, audience, following or money. Doodling. Not drooling, DOODLING. Big difference. … Read More

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: Paper Mounts

Downtown. 5th and Broadway. Where old friends meet while new talk from the seat. Sun shards off the sealed frames from above. Class and metal but below is the rush of flesh. There are issues here, like the super-low tide … 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: Photography Advice, Ignore Me

Thinking about joining the artillery club. Notice the Blurb blue Chucks people. Going the extra mile for all of you. At some point you have to ignore everyone, including me, if you want to put your work into the world. … 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

Creative: Photography Advice, Let it Be

Doing some deep cover research. We live in a world consumed by rushing work to market, but as they say “speed kills.” Letting something be, like your photography, allows the work to marinate and allows for the work to become … Read More

Creative: Photography Advice, Sponsorship

Okay, this might be more of a public service announcement than anything else. Anyone who has worked for a company that can provide photographic sponsorship knows the peril of this reality. It can get ugly out there. The volume of … Read More

Creative: Newport Journal

Couple of old friends in town yesterday. Some of you might recognize them. Just strolling at sunset so we could talk photography, equipment, books, equipment, photography, equipment, gear, but primarily we focused on keeping to the topic at hand. Equipment. … Read More

Creative: Photography Advice, Pillars

One of my favorite books is “The Seven Pillars of Wisdom” by T.E Lawrence. This book got me thinking about pillars of being a photographer. Three things quickly came to mind. A fourth thrown in for good measure. When I … 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: Shooting Again

I’m possessed. Or perhaps I’m possessed again. The idea of getting back in the field to make photographs is rapidly heading toward reality. Even the idea of it is beginning to possess me. It won’t be the same. The time, … Read More