Creative: First Blurb Layflat Sample

Fellow Passengers, Blurb now has layflat. You asked for it. Here it is. Now go forth and prosper, or better yet, do a test book and see how this new format fits your visual, tangible world. That’s what I did. … Read More

Creative: The Sickness Returns

Yes I own a tripod. Yes I have blue laces. Deal with it. A funny thing happened the other day. I was up north exploring, scouting, looking for images and suddenly I felt like I wanted to make good photographs … Read More

Creative: Nate Matos Zines

Yes, yes, yes, I’ve written about Nate Matos many times, but he’s the only Nate I know so I’m going to keep going until he is dead. And, he’s really, really good. He keeps MAKING THINGS. This new series is … Read More

Creative: Notes from a Photographer Lunch

I don’t know if there is any better use of photography than this little sample. Two of my favorite people in the world. Kent Hall behind the camera, delivering us this little beauty, and Michael Napper on the right of … Read More

Creative: Blurb as Promo

I’m not entirely sure how many promotional pieces I created during my photography career but I’m guessing it was somewhere between fifty and one hundred. I’ve saved some but many are long lost to the annals of my tragic, flawed … Read More

Creative: Making Prints

“I’m still working on my book.” “I’m trying to make it perfect.” “Do you have any coupon codes?” I’ve heard these lines countless times over the past ten years, and I can say with one-hundred-percent conviction that those who utter … Read More

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