Graeme Webb's 2017 self-published zine, Last Vestiges - The Exhumed Project ,highlights his experimental Polaroid manipulation techniques that create fantastical new worlds of crumpled silk, Turneresque skies, and metallic landscapes. Read our interview with him about this project now!Read More
Originally founded by three partners as a one-hour photo lab business in 1987, PhotoWorks SF is now one of the West Coast’s premier film processing and printing labs that also offers a fully interactive digital imaging facility.
Over the last 32 years the store has evolved and morphed into a place where analog photographers from all over the world call home. Though Dave Handler and staff have built a reputation for producing some of the best analog work in the world, it has taken years of evolving and changing with the industry to stay in business.
To say they are a small business survival story would be limiting, as they have put their blood, sweat, and tears into holding onto their legacy while still keeping their doors open to professionals and enthusiasts alike. We had the pleasure of sitting down with Dave to talk about the last three decades of Photoworks SF, how they have survived, and his thoughts on the resurgence of analog and film photography as we approach the second decade of the 21st century.
Marco Spaggiari’s series "Moment of Knowability" highlights the ambiguity of the world around us by capturing dark and disorienting scenes. His instant film collages captivate viewers by triggering a search for answers in the world around us by allowing us to dive deep into the scenes he recreates from reality. The scenes he creates is his personal research that searches for a way to wake up new senses humanity has long since forgotten.Read More
The Film Photo Award is a brand new semi-annual award program offering three distinct grants of Kodak Professional Film to film photographers who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field of analog photography and are motivated to continue the development of still, film-based photography in the 21st century. We had the opportunity to talk to the founder of the Film Photo Award, Eliot Dudik, and the first juror, Aline Smithson, to ask them about how this program came to be and about their expectations for the Spring 2019 cycle of grants.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More