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 …

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 …

Ben P. Ward – ‘I Dream of Dust’

I Dream of Dust is Ben P. Ward‘s exploration of the prairie half of Colorado, that bit of country that most people forget about when they consider the state. It’s not all mountains, as anyone who’s ever driven from, say, Eureka Springs, AR to Denver, as Mom and I did recently, and after growing tired …

John Whitmore – ‘Choosing & Losing’ #03 “Sunny Nunny”

I was shocked and deeply saddened to learn of John Whitmore’s passing late last month. His DarkShed project, zine series, and printing were inspiring, and the film community has lost a champion. “Sunny Nunny” is Issue #03 of his Choosing & Losing series. When I subscribed for the first year, and when I decided not …