- Robert Benson has an excellent roundup of photography website templates (via Photo Business Forum).
- Best. Event. Ever. Next weekend. The Pacific Pinball Expo at the Marin Civic Center. Tilt!
- Still trying to figure out how to explain the enigmatic CLUI? Try this interview with Matthew Coolidge.
- Robert Holmgren’s sepia toned Holga photos kick ass. There’s one week left to see our Holga show in Alameda. Lucky Ju Ju is closed next weekend for the Pacific Pinball expo, but if you’re in Alameda you can see the prints from 9am-9pm daily through October 7th.
- Sarah Silverman wants you to get your butt down to Florida for the Great Schlep!
This Holga image was taken by the side of the railroad tracks in Emeryville while commuting to work on my fabulous Swobo Sanchez stainless steel fixed gear bicycle. This nimble ferrous machine of the two wheeled variety provides the possibility of exercise and meditation twice per day. In many ways that makes the Sanchez the most important piece of equipment that I own.
Speaking of important things, here are some blogs that I’ve been enjoying in the ol’ feedreader:
- Sorry I Missed Your Party — hands down my favorite photography blog these days. Brilliant.
- Edward Winkleman — photographers need to keep up with the art world, and Ed kicks ass.
- Photo Business News — John Harrington’s blog is extremely informative.
- City Snaps — San Francisco street photography by my friend Brad Evans.
- Oakland Geology — a fascinating look at the East Bay.
- Mark Tucker — an excellent photographer, and also an interesting thinker. Highly recommended.
- Vincent LaForet — If you are interested in photojournalism, this blog is essential.
- Miroslav Tichý is a Czech photographer who uses funky home made cameras (via Brad Evans)
- Brad also sent a NYT article about portrait photographer Mike Disfarmer. I recently picked up Julia Scully’s superb book Disfarmer: 1939-1946 Heber Springs Portraits – highly recommended
- The blog On Shadow has been consistently stimulating lately
- Photographer Tamir Sher sent me an email — I enjoyed the conceptual night work in his Mars project, and also the abstract black and white Refiles images
- Tim Baskerville of The Nocturnes has some excellent information on access to the normally off-limits area of Mare Island
- Andy Frazer directed me to night photographer Stu Jenks’ blog post, An Argument Against Photography, and follow up post, I’m Not Suicidal. Thinking about Stu’s situation the last few days has really helped me realize how much I love making images, and how much I hate the selling, marketing, and politics involved in getting your work out there.