Saturday, September 29, 2012

Buy This. I Did.

It's really hard to question how strangly real Tony Fouhse is. I wonder what he was like when he was 25...30...even 18? I really can't imagine.

I had a hazy awareness of his project for a few years. One day I latched on to a "Kickstarter" type of site in which Tony was discussing his Live Through This project. Oh God, he really means it. He's not afraid of anything. I think he is the real deal.

In his words:

Sometimes it feels like the past 4 or 5 years were my glory days, that it must all, surely, be downhill
from here.

I certainly don’t want to turn into more of a bore than I already am, dwelling on the past.

But it’s hard to imagine what I might do next that would make me feel as alive, that could be as important. And, if you’ll excuse the immodesty, that would, save someone’s
life, like LIVE THROUGH THIS did?

Buy Live Through This by Tony Fouhse at Straylight Press HERE.


Thursday, September 27, 2012

I'll Write A Song Called "Revolution"

Tech Review's 35 Revolutionary Innovators issue came out last week.

Interesting time digging into the science and the spaces-photographing Ren Ng of Lytro, Shannon Miller of EtaGen and John Hering( twice! ) of Lookout, rolling through a week in the SV.

I wonder if I should have saved this post for the forthcoming Commercial Photography Week, 2012?


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Art of Facebooking

Interesting and kind of unguarded interview with me by Barry Schwartz, conducted during what I recall as an extremely challenging week. Does that come thru in the interview? Oh, I think not. I think it's actually about The Art Of Facebooking, rather than my photography....but you can read a sample here.

The ASMP Guide To New Markets In Photography, edited by Susan Carr. Out now, available HERE.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Code For America / Human Face Of Big Data

Portrait of Jennifer Pahlka and the Code For America 2012 fellows for Rick Smolan's new book The Human Face of Big Data, excerpted this month in FORTUNE Magazine.

Thursday, September 20, 2012


Working on this extended project that took us to Boston.
Beautiful late summer hanging on and tipping into fall a little bit each day we were there.
Spent time with photographers Bob O'Connor at BUKOWSKI'S ( how did he know? ) one night and worked our shoot with the good charms of photographer Jarrod McCabe.
Jet lagged today, just wanted to share some snapshots.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

I Am So Very Sorry

My son Wilson Archibald photographed me using a new app by Lego called Lego Photo.

What more could one want?

Sources tell me many Guggenheim-hungry art stars are hacking into Lego Photo and getting their paperwork done...just in time.
Things move fast these days, sorry to say. I'm headed to Boston to continue a wonderful project I'm so thankful to have and be a part of. Before leaving town, of course I wanted to quiz you all on this forthcoming new history of photography.

Answers are below.
And of course, I am so sorry. I just couldn't resist.

From top:
Identicle Twins, Roselle, N.J.,1967 by Diane Arbus
TA, 2012 by Wilson Archibald
Moon and Half Dome, 1958 by Ansel Adams
Migrant Mother, 1936 by Dorthea Lange

Monday, September 10, 2012

The Last Picture Show : Bishop, CA

Spent two days in Bishop, California photographing for long time pal Clare Jordan up in Canada.

What is a long time pal in the photo world? Is it someone who hires you all the time? Well, no. It's more like someone who "gets" your work, and always has. And this "getting" allows you to be trusted, thus working with confidence, and sometimes ...more often than not, good stuff comes from that.

Here I am on Buttermilk Road. Hoping that the portrait I'm waiting to take will be as beautiful as this snapshot.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Lost ECHO Image Appears In Spain

Photo editor Ana Tagarro and I had worked together a few times in the past. We discussed ECHOLILIA appearing as a photo essay in XLSemanal, the largest spanish language magazine in the world.
I was happy to work with them on putting this whole thing together, in words and images. Curiosly, they requested an image that never appeared in the book or in any other web gallery of the work. It was this shot, titled April Fool's Day, 2009 that appeared as a work-in-progress image on my blog only. One never knows how deeply people are researching your work in this electronic age. Wow. My first reaction was to offer them alternate images, but after some discussion amidst the language barrier, I started to feel it might be a good idea. Thus, here it is.
The story is out today, Sunday September 9, 2011 in XLSemanal, from Madrid Spain.
Buy ECHOLILIA from Photo Eye HERE.