– My friend Inga Moren is having a solo show opening this Thursday at the second floor gallery of the School of Visual Arts Photo Building (22nd btwn 2nd and 3rd) of her newest body of work Presence. She also has a selection of images from her series Axis Of Color hanging in this years SVA Mentor Show which is currently up at the Visual Arts Gallery on 26th street in Chelsea. I had the privilage of helping to curate a smaller exhibition of Axis Of Color earlier this year when she shared a space with my girlfriend Marla Silverstein and it is a truly beautiful series and I’m very excited to see the new work. If your in NYC this week please come take a look.
© Inga Moren
See more work here.
– Too Much Chocolate posted a couple of interviews done recently by Shawn Records where he asks publishers/photographers Jason Fulford, Alec Soth and Richard Renaldi a few questions on getting their companies started and plans for the future. It’s a very good read and I would suggest checking them out here and here.
– Ofer Wolberger just announced his first book Star Quality over on his blog. The book is the first in a series where he hopes to put out a new limited edition each month, continuing with his Photographic Project in a new interesting way. I just ordered my copy and if your interested I would act fast because the initial printing is only 50 copies. Horses Think is my favorite blog and Ofer is such a smart, dedicated photographer, I’m sure these books will be great and can’t wait to see what the next edition will be.
Each book will be completely different in content, style and size. I have no clue what the books will be until I make them, so each one is an experiment, for me making it and for you looking at it. The whole point is to work outside of my comfort zone and try new things. Some books will contain found or appropriated imagery, others will contain photographs exclusively made by me.
Although I can’t promise that you will love all the books in the series, I can promise that I will work my ass off to make each book unique and worth looking at.
I have printed 50 copies of this first book because that is what I could afford to do. It would have been lovely to print up 500 of these books but I would have been broke after only making the first one.
I have no idea how many of you will actually want a book nor do I have any idea how many people will want to sign up for a subscription. This is a total experiment in that regard.
If this first batch of books sells out quickly or if their is a high demand for the subscriptions, I am open to printing another 50 books for a total edition of 100. The rest of the books in the series would then continue with edition sizes of 100 books. I know this is a bit confusing and unorthodox but it’s the only way that makes sense to me.
Lastly, I figure it’s worth mentioning that I am not making and selling these books in order to make a profit. My only hopes and wishes are to break even, have fun, make books and of course share them with you.
I hope this all makes sense, but if you have any questions feel free to get in touch.
– The Seattle Times just posted a gallery of convicted rapist and serial killer Rodney Alcala’s photographs from the 1970’s. The photos were found in a storage locker that Alcala had until he was arrested in 1979. The Orange Country District Attorney has just released the photos in hopes of identifying some of Alcala’s victims. Be warned the photos are quite creepy considering the circumstances but there are some really great images.
Deputy District Attorney Matt Murphy of Orange County California is asking for the public’s help in identifying women, young men, and children in dozens of photos seized when detectives searched a storage locker that Rodney Alcala rented in Seattle. If you know who any of these people are, please contact Huntington Beach police detective Patrick Ellis, at 714-375-5066, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Images were shot before July 1979.
See the full gallery here.
© Ann Woo
– If your in NYC this Saturday you should definitely try and make it to the opening of 31 Women In Art Photography curated by Jon Feinstein and Charlotte Cotton at Affirmation Arts down on 37th street. The exhibition includes photographs by Erica Allen, Amelia Bauer, Claire Beckett, Gilda Davidian, Jessica Eaton, Naomi Harris, Carmen von Kende, Anna Krachey, Yvonne Lacet, Erika Larsen, Jessica Mallios, Alison Malone, S. Billie Mandle, Paula McCartney, Rachelle Mozman, Yamini Nayar, Sarah Palmer, Kristine Potter, Heather Rasmussen, Justine Reyes, Lisa Robinson, Irina Rozovsky, Sasha Rudensky, Victoria Sambunaris, Robin Schwartz, Emily Shur, Brea Souders, Rachel Sussman, Kirsten Kay Thoen, Carson Fisk-Vittori, and Ann Woo.
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 6, 6 – 9 p.m.
Exhibition on view: Saturday, March 6 – Saturday, April 10, 2010
523 W. 37th Street
New York, NY 10018
in honor of Women’s History Month, Humble Arts Foundation in association with Affirmation Arts will present its second edition of 31 Women in Art Photography, a five-week exhibition celebrating 31 of the most innovative women in new art photography. The exhibition, curated by Charlotte Cotton and Jon Feinstein, will present an eclectic mix of new talent, culled from open submissions.
© Doug Dubois
– Got an email today from Charles Lane Press announcing a new project for the company, Schoolhouse Editions. As well as the beautiful photograph from Doug Dubois above, they are offering limited edition prints from Adam Bartos (Old School) and Leslie Hewitt (New School) and promise three new prints from different photographers each month. Should be a great place for collectors to pick up some amazing work from photographers hand picked by Richard and Seth.
Every month, we will present three photographers who have each donated a small edition of their work. Categorized and priced according the stage the artists have reached in their respective careers, Schoolhouse Editions are offered as a celebration of the photographer’s journey from youthful promise, through a fruitful mid-career, to master photographer.
Selected by the artists especially for Charles Lane Press, Schoolhouse Editions photographs are available for purchase either as single prints or as sets.
All proceeds from the sale of these editions benefit Charles Lane Press and its mission to produce beautifully printed volumes of the finest contemporary photography.
– Found this article on Thomas Allen’s blog through Lesley A. Martin on Twitter last night. The blatant plagiarism is worse than the ongoing Sze Tsung Leong/David Burdeny saga. I can’t believe a “creative” design team would possibly think they could get away with this, its truly pathetic. I like what Lesley had to say “I’m a fan of smart artists using appropriated imagery, but clumsy rip-offs of an artist’s style don’t count,” couldn’t agree more! Below is the the response to Thomas from the agency’s “creative” director.
Dear Mr. Allen,
Inspiration can come from anywhere. We were inspired by your technique just as you were inspired by the artists who painted the original pulp novel covers. So nobody is stealing anything from anybody. Think of all the executions that Andy Warhol’s lithograph technique has inspired. Or that celebrates Shepard Fairey’s style. Or Peter Beard’s. Or Barbara Kruger’s. Or Robert Indiana’s. The list goes on and on. Advertising routinely reflects the society around it and, as a result, what is popular.
Nobody was trying to pull the wool over anyone’s eyes.
SVP Creative Director
– Daniel Shea just updated his website with his beautiful new series Plume a continuation of his earlier series Removing Mountains. Be sure to check out his recent blog posts(1,2) on his travels to Southeast Ohio for a really great insight into the project. He also just booked his first solo showing of the work at the Appalachian Center in Kentucky. Congrats Daniel!
Plume is a photographic exploration of Southeast Ohio and its unusually dense concentration of coal-fired power plants. It serves as a follow-up to the work I made in 2007 in Appalachia, Removing Mountains, which focused on mountaintop removal, a particularly pervasive form of coal mining. Plume follows this coal up river to Ohio, where it is being burned to generate electricity.
© Daniel Shea
See more work here.