16 Jan

Spencer Hot Springs
Lander County, Nevada 2013

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16 Nov LPV Magazine

LPV Magazine

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Please check out LPV Magazine 7 (The Last Issue). You can view it free on the web, on your iPad, and even order a print copy.

Bryan and I have been working together on a few of these issues and it’s always an interesting exercise. An inexperienced print designer like myself tries to standardize as many elements as possible, but every set of photographs requires different thinking. And it’s always a different experience from designing for the web. How many run per page, do they need space, how much text has to run around them? When I first download the zip files of all the photographs, I start somewhat detached, knowing I usually have to edit down the number per story. What is an interesting photograph for the photography editor is slightly different from what is an interesting photograph for the designer. By the end, I have been looking at and “know” the photographs in a way that’s not possible when just blogging them.

Along with the design, I have a feature on Nick DeWolf in the magazine (starts on page 56, towards the end). I’ve featured singles from DeWolf on my blog for years. The LPV format was an opportunity to explore a specific aspect of the archive. I’ll try to reproduce the feature using a Tumblr photoset.

Featuring: Jin Zhu, Troy Holden, Bruce Hall, Megan McIsaac, Charles Harbutt, John Ryan Brubaker and the Nick DeWolfe Archive

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17 Feb Flusser on Freedom

“Changing the question ‘free from what?’ into ‘free for what?’; this change that occurs when freedom has been achieved has accompanied me on my migrations like a basso continuo. This is what we are like, those of us who are nomads, who come out of the collapse of a settled way of life.”

— Vilém Flusser, from On the Freedom of the Migrant: Objections to Nationalism, 1994

See Also:  Vilém Flusser on History, Science & the Photograph

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31 Jan Photography at the Edge

An image from my Random Strangers project is part of a group exhibition opening this weekend at Newspace in Portland, OR.   I’m surely sorry to be on the wrong continent for this opening…  Opening Reception: Friday, February 1st 6-9pm  “NEWSPACE Center for Photography is pleased to present Photography at the Edge, our 2013 Themed Exhibition juried by NEWSPACE Executive Director Tricia Hoffman.  As artists adapt to an ever-expanding range of options for creating photography, our understanding and acceptance of what might be considered a photograph continues to shift. The NEWSPACE 2013 Themed Exhibition:Photography at the Edge showcases work that contains photographic processes but still hovers at the edges of the medium. These include alternative printing methods (digital and historic), appropriated imagery, book presentations, iPhone images, photo-collage, and three-dimensional objects. Although every piece incorporates photography as a primary method, each pushes the boundaries of what might be considered “photography” in varying ways.”

An image from my Random Strangers project is part of a group exhibition opening this weekend at Newspace in Portland, OR.   I’m surely sorry to be on the wrong continent for this opening…

Opening Reception: Friday, February 1st 6-9pm

“NEWSPACE Center for Photography is pleased to present Photography at the Edge, our 2013 Themed Exhibition juried by NEWSPACE Executive Director Tricia Hoffman.

As artists adapt to an ever-expanding range of options for creating photography, our understanding and acceptance of what might be considered a photograph continues to shift. The NEWSPACE 2013 Themed Exhibition:Photography at the Edge showcases work that contains photographic processes but still hovers at the edges of the medium. These include alternative printing methods (digital and historic), appropriated imagery, book presentations, iPhone images, photo-collage, and three-dimensional objects. Although every piece incorporates photography as a primary method, each pushes the boundaries of what might be considered “photography” in varying ways.”

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