Sunday, December 15, 2013

A Kid's Party

I really love kid's parties: the cupcakes, the crazed running around, the food, the balloons.

These were taken on a playground in Astoria, Queens last November (it was still warm enough!) on a Mamiya 645 Pro TL, Portra and Tri-X film.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Holiday Gift Guide for the Photo Enthusiast 2013

Build Your Own Camera!

"'Vermeer Noir' might be an apt description of Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf's disquieting image repertoire." 

It shoots instant film - but offers advanced features: bulb and double exposures, macro mode and high performance flash. The Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic, $225

The subtlety of chance and the invitation to experiment bring this visual literary collaboration together: an impeccable design by Hans Seeger, stories by John Cage and images by William Gedney. The pages, simply folded into place, allow readers to remove and rearrange the stories and images into new creations of their own imaginations, turning endings into beginnings. --Nathanial Grann of the Washington Post 
Iris Garden, $95 

It's a toss-up between this bag and the Tenba Messenger Bag (below). While the Ona is prettier, Tenba is vegan (and cheaper). You decide. Ona: $269, Tenba: $129

One-of-a-kind portrait taken at the 
NYC Space Impossible Project Portrait studio on 8x10 Instant Film, $45

There's really nothing better than seeing your photos in print. 
Artifact Uprising, Softcover Photo Book, starting at $16.99

 Engineering Print of Paris, $45 (by yours truly)

"At a time when photobooks are overloaded with diverting tricks, Hier is a refuge of calm and a lesson in what can only be described as the ideal elements for a great work. Hanzlova's books have always combined the delicate insight of her portraits with a strong personal vision of the abstracting powers of the medium and Hier is another elegant book to reinforce Hanzlova's position as one of the most significant yet unassuming voices in contemporary photography."

Hier, $61

Your own tintype by Clarke Galusha for Portland Tintype, $60

One of my all-time favorite photographers. 

"A beautiful and long awaited monograph of quiet and intimate influence from a master photographer and teacher Emmet Gowin—whose writing is as eloquent and profound as his images are beautiful and sincere."

—Phil Bicker, senior photo editor, TIME.

"There are things in your life that only you will see, stories that only you will hear. If you don't write them down, if you don't make the picture, these things will not be seen, these things will not be heard."—Emmett Gowin

Emmet Gowin, $41

And always and forever, film, $15

Past Holiday Gift Guide for the Photo Enthusiast: 2012, 2011

Happy Holidays!