Eric Sandweiss – ‘Charles Cushman: The Day in its Color’

The Day in Its Color: Charles Cushman’s Photographic Journey Through a Vanishing America was another Twitter recommendation, and a really nice find. Eric Sandweiss’ nearly book-length essay provides background and commentary to Charles Cushman’s expansive archive of color slides. While I wish there was more in the way of plates, it’s all together a good …

Camera Work ‘The Complete Photographs’

Someone on Twitter recommended Camera Work: The Complete Photographs one day in early 2020, and a week or so and less than $5 later, I had this beat-up softcover copy in my hands… If you have any interest in early photography, the development of photographic modernism, the arc of 20th Century photography, or photographic history …

Denver & Topeka on Pro 400H with a competent camera…

So far, I’ve shared images from my Denver trip made with two Holgas (the 135BC and the 120N), the FPP Debonair, and the OM10. Due to operator error, the roll from the 135BC and one roll from the OM10 were largely unusable, though I did get some decent results from the small-format, 35mm OM10. I …

Jim Grey – ‘Vinyl Village’

If you’re not a subscriber to Jim Grey’s excellent newsletter or regular visitor to his blog, stop reading right now and do yourself a favor: subscribe directly. At least go visit his blog. Grey writes about his life: his career, his family, and his experience with both, alongside camera reviews, film reviews, and, occasionally, the …

Bumdog Torres – ‘6 Feet Back From Life’

6 Feet Back From Life: A Homeless Man’s Photo Essay On Life During Coronavirus is a collection of Bumdog Torres’ photographs and writings from 2020 and early 2021. Much of the writing and many of the photographs previously appeared on LAist, Medium, and perhaps elsewhere, so you may already be familiar. I became aware of …

Wim Wenders – ‘Written in the West Revisited’

I was aware of Wim Wenders thanks to some sort of avant-garde interview thing I only dimly recall: a woman’s voice reciting questions and breathlessly saying “Vim Vindehrrrs” over and over and over, and Wenders replying with some sort of images flashing across the screen and all of it auf deutsch. I think I have …