Back in October, Alec Soth launched a Kickstarter to provide some funding for his Winnebago Workshops series of trips around the country to provide free workshops to young artists. One of the rewards was this book, Nineteen Teens, and after some hesitation, I jumped on it.
I only became aware of Joel Sternfeld’s American Prospects thanks to (I think) some offhand remark during one of the photo-related podcasts I listen to. I’m not entirely sure, though, and it could be one or another of the blogs I read. Anyway, whoever/whatever it was, thanks!
Compania Imago is a couple of people in Italy that made some new, reusable film canisters out of wood pulp. They had a failed kickstarter some time ago, but went ahead with their project. Back in January, I ordered 2 rolls of each film that they offered at the time, and they finally arrived just […]
Unboxing CatLABS Papersafe, Issue 6 “Ninety Seconds.”
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 + […]
As a bit of a point/counterpoint to Photography Is Magic, let’s take a look at Martin Dietrich & Marius Vieth‘s NEOPRIME: Fine Art Photography, issue 2.
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, […]