{a month of} Mount Rainier

My photobook "{a month of} Mount Rainier" is included in The Blue Library, an exhibit of photo chapbooks curated by Tammy Mercure. The exhibit runs through December during PhotoNola, the New Orleans photography festival. My book and others in the exhibit can be viewed and purchased at The Blue Library. I'm donating part of my proceeds from sales to this non-profit organization which promotes photographers' books. Read more…

Interview with Verónica Fieiras

Interview with Verónica Fieiras
Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the photographer Verónica Fieiras left with a backpack in 2001 to travel around the world for one year. After visiting Spain, she decided to settle in Madrid, where she has been teaching photography for a number of years. Last November she and Ilkin Huseynov founded Riot Books, an independent publishing house of limited edition artist books. Riot Books released Verónica’s photobook The Disappeared last year. After the first edition sold out quickly, she reinterpreted the book for a recently released second edition. I spoke with Verónica about The Disappeared and Riot Books.  … Read more…

The Swap Portrait Project

The Swap Portrait Project
Some months ago Stuart Pilkington, a London-based curator of online photography projects, invited me to participate in The Swap. As Stuart explains the project, The Swap is “a very simple concept. On two separate days two photographers photograph each other and create two portraits.  On day one, person one is the photographer and the other is the subject and on day two they swap roles so that the photographer becomes the subject and visa versa.” For one of my swaps (I have two) I chose Rachel Wolfe, whose work I came across in Fraction Magazine. Because she is pursuing an MFA in photography… Read more…

Moments Preserved, a Future Imagined

Moments Preserved, a Future Imagined
A still rowboat and its watery reflection, a man holding two oars in balance, and five yellow lines like a mysterious musical notation: the photograph drew me in as I looked over a table of holiday books. Browsing was my principle pleasure. Book titles and covers, even texts stacked by university course number, set off my imagination. Fifteen years old with little savings and income, I infrequently made a purchase. Browsing was enough.  Not tethered to what lay between a book’s covers, my mind could travel where whim might take it. I paged through Irving Penn’s Moments Preserved. Thirty five… Read more…

Double Dozen

Double Dozen show opening September 5 at Seattle's Lisa Harris Gallery. Twelve guest artists chosen by 12 gallery artists, who are also showing new work. My guest is Kathryn Abarbanel, a Seattle artist who photographed hundreds of personal belongings left behind in a house she and her partner, Maria Gamboa, bought and rehabilitated. Seattle Vanguard published a review of Abarbanel's project when A Gallery showed Abarbanel's sculpture constructed of clothing from the house and her handmade book of photographs. Read more…