Interview: Thomas Alleman - A Dreamier View

Read our Interview with Thomas Alleman. During a fifteen-year newspaper career, Alleman was a frequent winner of distinctions from the National Press Photographer's Association, as well as being named California Newspaper Photographer of the Year in 1995 and Los Angeles Newspaper Photographer of the Year in 1996.

As a magazine freelancer, Tom's pictures have been published regularly in Time, People, Business Week, Barron's, Smithsonian and National Geographic Traveler, and have also appeared in US News & World Report, Brandweek, Sunset, Harper's and Travel Holiday. Tom has shot covers for Chief Executive, People, Priority, Acoustic Guitar, Private Clubs,Time for Kids, Diverse and Library Journal.

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Interview: Patricia Bender's Photograms - Euclidean Pursuits

An interview with fine art photographer Patricia Bender. Bender creates cameraless photograms that explore lines and shapes using Euclidean systems of geometry. Her work speaks to our primordial consciences that have developed over thousands of years that allows us to grasp the esoteric shapes that rule our world.


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Featured Photographer: Julia Beyer - Our World In Flames

Julia Beyer’s world is on fire. She recently returned from a trip to Iceland where she used Expired Polaroid Time- Zero film to create scenes that transformed the wilderness around her into psychedelic fantasies. Beyer has managed to capture one of the most beautiful locations on earth and turn it into a flaming dreamscape suitable only for an adventure from reality.

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Polaroid Week Fall 2018: Our Top 20 Favorites!

Polaroid Week is a bi-annual celebration of instant film that is held on Flickr that allows lovers of the medium to get together and share their newly created instant works. This year’s Fall Polaroid Week started on Sunday October 21st and lasted until Friday October 26th and had 424 members submit a total of 3,100 photographs (year to date). We watched the action unfold and have chosen 20 of our absolute favorites! 

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Featured Photographer: J. Grant Brittain - A Legacy of Influence

J Grant Brittain, a native Californian, found his love of photography and skateboarding in the late 1970’s while working at the Del Mar Skate Ranch. As an art major at Palomar College Grant says, “I went to a 2-year college for 10 years”. In 1979 he met Sonny Miller, a skater, surfer and photographer. Sonny took him into the Palomar College darkroom in 1981 and from there he was hooked. Grant went on to found Transworld Skateboaring Magazine!

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Exhibition: The Silicon Valley Plastic Camera Show - 10 Years of Low-Fi Photography Brilliance

The Silicon Valley Plastic Camera Show is a brand new iteration of a decade long tradition. After the announced closing of Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco, the photo community near and far went into a period of loud mourning. More than just a darkroom and gallery space, it was a meeting place, a home for anyone interested in the magic of photography, regardless of style, method, or experience.

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Film Review: Garry Winogrand - All Things are Photographable

The documentary, “Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable” opens at the Film Forum in New York on September 19. It is a warm, extremely personal look at a photographer who was able to absorb and reflect the energy and the pathos of first New York City, and later Los Angeles and Texas. Combining images, archival news footage, snippets of talks, TV interviews, his friends, curators, one of his three ex-wives and audio interviews, the film shows the obsessive photographer who wanted “to see how things would look in a photograph.”

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Featured Photographer: Monica Denevan - A Traveler's Connection

Monica Denevan is a fine-art photographer based in her native home of San Francisco, Ca. Early on in her college career, while helping a friend with a photography class assignment, she discovered a fascination for portraiture and the creative intimacy that develops between the artist and the sitter. She began to study photography, with a particular emphasis on portraiture, and the course of her creative life was set. After earning her degree in photography from San Francisco State she began to travel, and it was through travel, and experiencing life far from her hometown, that she began to develop her photographic voice.

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Interview: Susan Burnstine - Lyrical Worlds

Susan Burnstine is an internationally exhibited and published fine art photographer hailing from the great city of Chicago, now based in Los Angeles. In addition to her photography, she is often found writing for various photography publications, most notably, a monthly column in Black and White Photography Magazine (UK). With over 25 solo exhibits conducted on an international scale, her work is included in many museum and private collections, including The Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and The Candela Collection in Richmond. Burnstine’s first monograph, Within Shadows, was published by Charta Editions in September 2011, and was selected for Photo-Eye’s Best of 2011 book list. Her second monograph, Absence of Being, was was published by Damiani Editore in Fall 2016 and earned her Best In Show at the 2017 International PhotoBook Awards.

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Interview: Some Photos of That Day with Hugh Crawford

To call Some Photos of That Day a photobook of Polaroids would be disingenuous. On the surface this book is thousands of Polaroids placed in chronological order between two covers. What it really represents is the continuation of the late Jamie Livingston's magnum opus: a series of 6,754 photographs taken every day starting on March 31st,1979 and ending on the last day of his life on October 25th,1997, his 41st birthday. Livingston's "project" is undeniably complex because it works on multiple lines of reasoning on why such a project would be important to begin with. It could be interpreted simply as an artist's view of his immediate world or as a commentary on how life changes so slowly and often just as quickly.

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Featured Photographer: Zeb Andrew's Series "Sea"

Photographers, like other artists, builders, and creatives require the right tools and equipment to complete their projects - Zeb Andrews is not one of these individuals. Though he has mastered the use of his Hasselblad camera to create his dreamy long exposures of the sea, he excels at creating and shooting pinhole cameras designed from household goods to wooden boxes. The images he creates using these one of a kind cameras are just as surreal and breathtaking as the ones created on his professional grade camera.

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