Last year, my dear Mom gave me a Lomo LC-Wide with the Instant Back package for it, and since she was gifting a LC-Wide, she picked up a pack of Instax Wide film for it… My employer uses this Bravo! thing for employee recognition, and after several years* I built up a bunch of reward […]
As a sort of counterpoint to Paul Graham’s Mother, here’s Huw Alden Davies‘ brilliant portrait of his father, Prince.
Omaha Sketchbook was the Charcoal Book Club selection for August 2019. Had it not been for Charcoal, I probably wouldn’t have picked up a copy of it. First off, I’ve been on a photobook buying hiatus since June 2019; second off, well, I don’t have a good reason. Gregory Halpern’s work is excellent, and Omaha […]
You’re probably not too familiar with Annie on Camera. I hadn’t heard of it, and don’t remember where I found out about it, but I’m glad I did. In 1982, Ray Stark produced the film adaptation of Annie. At a party during filming, he engaged Anne Hoy to hire some photographers to come and photograph […]
What is there to say about Paul Graham’s Mother?
After Niagara and I Know How Furiously Your Heart is Beating, and even though I probably should’ve spent the money in some other way, I figured the bookshelf (and this collection of reviews) wouldn’t be complete without Alec Soth’s first major book, Sleeping by the Mississippi, so I went hunting…
I Know How Furiously Your Heart is Beating is Alec Soth‘s first book since a self-imposed “why am I doing this?” hiatus, and while it’s all very Sothian, it’s also different somehow from his previous work, more personal, more intimate… but let me share the unboxing video before I get to far into it…