unboxing An American Century of Photography

If you hurry, you might be able to still get your hands on this encyclopedic text for cheap… The Online Photographer  scored some kind of a deal with the Nelson-Atkins Museum for his readers, and I picked up An American Century of Photography: From Dry-Plate to Digital: the Hallmark Photographic Collection for a song + […]

unboxing Photography is Magic

The recent glut of photobook purchases continues… Charlotte Cotton’s Photography is Magic is something of a departure for me… I have a variety of photobooks: personal projects; documentary stuff; straight photography; art photography; experimental stuff; etc. But Photography is Magic is different… It’s nominally photography, but most of the photographs look like documentary evidence of performance art, […]

unboxing A Conspiracy Of Cartographers, vol. 1

At the suggestion of—I think—the good people at the Film Photography Podcast, I started following @conspiracy.of.cartographers on Instagram. I don’t look at Instagram much, but one day a few weeks ago I called it up during some interminable time on hold or something, and I noted that @loadfilminsubduedlight had put out a zine. Being a bit […]