Create: Just Make One

Just make one. As in books. This film was made for professional photographers who watch this channel if there are any. Many of us were brought up in a photo-culture that made us believe there was one way to make … Read More

Create: Mic Warmington

Mic has been busy. You might remember another publication from him just a few short weeks ago. The pandemic means different things to different people. For me, more conference calls and spreadsheets than ever before, but far less creative work. … Read More

Create: Spanish Steps, Andrew Townsend

I run. Kinda. A lot of people run. And then you have people like Andrew Townsend who runs thousands of miles a year. I cycle thousands of miles a year but frankly can’t imagine running the same distance. Spanish Steps … Read More

Create: Zines, Balazs Fejes

If this set of Zines doesn’t make you want to edit, sequence, and create your own then I don’t know what to tell you. And another great name. Balazs Fejes. My parents were lame and went with a standard tag … Read More

Create: Learn by Seeing, Book Samples

I’ve given two talks over the past week and after completing the second I thought it might be worthwhile to share this presentation with a larger audience. I’ve made my share of books and magazines over the years, some say … Read More

Create: Print Q&A Episode 001

My life was ruined in the late 1980s when I watched my first silver print come alive in the Dektol. “Oh no,” I remember thinking. “Time for a right turn.” And turn I did, toward photography as my career, much … Read More

Create: TOMORROWLAND, Sebastian Schlueter

I have to start this with a little tough love. (It’s the same tough love you have heard me provide again and again.) If you look at what Sebastian Schlueter has done with his magazine/book “TOMORROWLAND” and you still find … Read More

Create: begin vol 2, Michael Napper

How many photographer/artists do I know who obsess over things like Argentinian cafes and Sony minidisc players? The answer? One. But THE one also happens to be one of the most talented people I know and I know a lot … Read More

Create: Blurb Wall Art

As you might already know, Blurb recently introduced wall art and part of my job was to test the system. (Same for everyone else at Blurb.) This was quite a fun time as it allowed for all groups to work … Read More

Create: Chris Lewtas in Print

Let’s all tip our hats to Chris Lewtas, someone I just met after he reached out to say “Hello.” Chris did what so many don’t. He went to print. Idea = action = critical thought = print. Well done. So … Read More

Create: The One

I was fortunate. I came up during a time in photography that involved the wet darkroom. The darkroom was about pace, commitment, and a dizzying array of potential techniques. The darkroom was a dance. Time, temperature, mixture, agitation, experimentation. And … Read More

Create: How to Make a Test Book

I’m sure there are people out there who are REALLY sick of me harping on about this idea. The idea of a test book. But here’s the flip side of that coin. Two more people reached out this week asking … Read More

Create: Print Don’t Lie

I should have known. I did know. But I didn’t want to know. YouTube is both a cool place and a terrifying little glimpse into the collective mindset of those who like to watch. I’m really glad I started making … Read More

Create: Jesse Levine

So I gave a talk. It was a captive audience. They were winners and I had a chance to talk at them. A small but potent group. Filmmakers, photographers, writers. You know, creative types. From the far reaches of the … Read More

Create: The Importance of Print

I was fortunate. I came up in photography during a slower time. There were real budgets, no Internet, no mobile phones smaller than a toaster oven and let us not forget the innocence of the pager. Print was the focal … Read More

Creative: A Road to Photography

So I got something new in the mail. As you know, I’m a sucker for all things analog post. Mathieu Chiasson is a relative newcomer to photography but is attempting to make up for lost time. I’ve never met Mathieu … Read More

Creative: Well, Me.

Thanks to my friend Larry for sending me this baby. Larry and I, and two friends from Uruguay, connected in Montevideo somewhere around the 2011, 2012, or 2013 timeframe. At least I think it was around that timeframe, which in … Read More