A special (last-minute) video preview of a selection of photographers from Issue 3! This video was made by our friend Pablo Chea and the music is by Flako. Originally posted on itsnicethat.
Thank you to everyone who has pledged or even spent time checking out what we’re doing. Every dollar spent beyond our Kickstarter goal goes towards extending the page count, improving the book’s quality, and to printing more books. If you’d like a copy, now’s the time to pledge——you can help make the book even better, and you have just 48 hours left!
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6:39 pm • 4 March 2014 • 33 notes
Jared Soares, Court Cleanup, Washington D.C., 2013
11x17” Moab Entrada cotton rag, signed
only available at our Kickstarter page.
Want to fund an epic book project and maybe own a print from The Farms?
4:25 pm • 1 March 2014 • 12 notes
central wa grain growers, wenatchee
Put down the Pepsi and go follow David Kasnic.
9:12 pm • 24 February 2014 • 6 notes
"I like to think of photographing as a two-way act of respect. Respect for the medium, by letting it do what it does best, describe. And respect for the subject, by describing as it is. A photograph must be responsible to both."
— Garry Winogrand
9:41 pm • 13 February 2014 • 58 notes
Marabut, Philippines (2014)
My project about the impact and aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in the town of Hernani in Eastern Samar, Philippines is taking shape. Film is almost completely scanned and interviews are being translated and edited. Pitches will be sent out starting tomorrow to various publications, so I have to keep most of the work under wraps. But I will share some outtakes over the next week.
It is hard to explain how excited I am to share this work. It is the best work that I have ever done, but also the most heartbreaking. Thanks for following along.
Looking forward to seeing this project and you should be too.
9:25 pm • 13 February 2014 • 30 notes
Many thanks to all those who have ordered, reblogged and shared- means a lot!
The Farms is available for pre-order right now.
A self-published booklet that provides a window into the culture surrounding The Goodman League, an outdoor basketball league in Southeast Washington, D.C. that attracts professional and college players during the summer. This publication is limited to 240 copies, with only 50 available for purchase. The rest of the copies will be distributed to individuals involved with The Goodman League next summer. Any remaining copies will be sent to editors and curators.
For more details hit the link below.
7:37 pm • 9 February 2014 • 62 notes
Liesbeth Boxman for The Washington Post, January 18, 2014.
12:50 pm • 7 February 2014 • 4 notes
A spread from The Farms, a booklet I’m currently in the proofing stages with about The Goodman League, an outdoor basketball league that attracts NBA and college players every summer. I will be printing these to deliver to players, coaches and other individuals involved with the league. A few copies will be sent to editors and curators. I’d like to make some available to the public for purchase online. Anybody interested?
11:42 am • 30 January 2014 • 24 notes
From the archives: Henshaw Avenue in Chico, California, Personal work, 2010.
12:01 pm • 28 January 2014 • 4 notes
From the archives: Motel in Chico, California, Personal work, 2010.
12:01 pm • 27 January 2014 • 1 note
From the archives: Butte County, California, Personal work, 2010.
12:01 pm • 26 January 2014 • 4 notes
“Photography cannot depict abstract concepts. Photography cannot depict mental states. Photography can only depict whatever consequences such concepts or mental states have in the world, alluding back to what might have caused what is shown. An obvious solution is to put some text next to a photograph. If you can’t see it, literally point it out, using words. Large parts of photojournalism operate that way: Get some dramatic picture, add a possibly even more dramatic caption, and you can make sure that your viewers get what you want to tell them. Or maybe not. But either way, such an approach to photography works fairly well, especially in the context of the news. But it’s also rather limiting. What if your viewers don’t see what you want them to see? What if your viewers are tired of being hit over the head with simple messages all day long?”
— Joerg Colberg, Review: Pepa Hristova – Sworn Virgins (via photographsonthebrain)
7:36 pm • 25 January 2014 • 150 notes
My photo series “Jerusalem, Florida” is featured on the CNN Photo Blog.
Bizarre but awesome project. Keep killing it Daniel!
2:21 pm • 25 January 2014 • 26 notes
maggie Gyllenhaal for Variety magazine at Sundance.
Every once in a while you get lucky with an assignment and get thrown into a situation that is totally outside of your comfort zone. When I got the call to photograph a celebrity portfolio for Variety during Sundance I was excited and nervous because I knew how insane stuff like that could be. The original idea was to photograph people out and about around Park City but it very quickly became abundantly clear that that was not going to happen. I didn’t want to fall in the trap of shooting boring press photo snap shots on a seamless (which is definitely status quo at the festival) so I quickly bought up almost all the Fuji fp100c in the state of Utah and Cole and I stayed up late the night before in our makeshift studio trying to get stuff right. Over the next four days, I photographed over 100 people and it was definitely a trial by fire. Some things worked, others didn’t. I did battle with publicist and scheduling restraints and a tiny dark studio and I think I won. Maybe. I’m too tired to know right now. Big portfolio out in Variety next week.
I’m really thankful to photo editor Bailey Franklin for essentially just telling me to do whatever I needed to make something cool. That’s scary but also freeing if you are willing to try something new.
Excited to see the entire portfolio. Good stuff Mike!
2:12 pm • 25 January 2014 • 224 notes