Photobook Deceleration

Photobook Deceleration
I never felt an urge to collect stuff until I discovered the photobook. Over many years I did occasionally buy books of photographs. (For you who are curious about the difference between a photobook and a book of photos, David Campany explains). On a whim I picked up Andrew Roth’s The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century at a local store which specializes in architecture titles. Non-collectible titles such as the Time-Life Library of Photography provided hours of looking at photographs, as did John Szarkowski’s book of that name. I bought a Tom Baril book.… Read more…

The Case of the Restless Redhead

Poems by Anne Carroll Fowler

The Case of the Restless Redhead
Antrim House has released The Case of the Restless Redhead, Anne Carroll Fowler's story, in poetry, of the 1976 murder of her grandmother. Anne, a longtime friend, is an Episcopal priest, pastoral counselor, and human rights activist who also has five chapbooks in print. Anne encouraged me to design the book's cover. It's a joy to be part of her remarkable project.   Maine Attorney General Janet T. Mills writes about Anne's book: Cold blooded murder with pen gun on Thornhurst Road, October, 1976. Who could kill a 79-year old grandmother in her own home, in her own bed? Who could steal… Read more…

{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…