Archive for August, 2012

Ikea looks forward

A little over a year and a half ago I was in Hong Kong visiting Ji, who was there on a project for work. I’d just lost my job shooting full time and was making a very rapid transition back to freelancing. Her office was considering opening an office in Hong Kong, and she was […]

Soldier on you rejects!

There are so many photography projects and books being produced these days that it’s impossible to keep track of all of them. There are certainly more opportunities to share your work with an audience on the web, no matter how large or small, but very few projects will be made into books by reputable publishers […]

intrinsic quality isn’t good enough

Marketing is one of my least favorite parts of running a business (accounting is hands down my least favorite aspect). A thought from Baltasar Gracián y Morales’ The Art of Worldly Wisdom (from Chistopher Maurer’s translation) speaks to the difficulties of marketing anything: Know how to sell your wares, intrinsic quality isn’t enough. Not everyone […]

Mind on the gutter

I was sharing a bottle of wine with my friend Todd yesterday. We were just shooting the shit, catching up after his recent trip to Europe, considering the results of his second (third?) 20×200 print sale and looking through proofs of a couple of artists books I’m working on. In both books the gutter is […]