Category: publishing

August 28, 2012

Upcoming Book

Filed under: publishing — mas @ 10:18 pm

This is the first photo in my new book, edited by Marianne Fulton and designed by Betsy Dollar. In addition, author, Janet Burroway, has offered to write an essay on cities for the book. The book will have 49 black and white photos We’re still working on a name, but, so far, we’re looking at Urban Seen and City Seen.

November 14, 2010

Third/Series

Filed under: Life,publishing,Uncategorized,Work in Progress — mas @ 10:56 am

Notre Dame is such a busy place that people line up on the sidewalk to get in. There is a way to avoid this behavior, however. There are subsidiaries right across the street. This series includes a number of these satellites.

June 28, 2010

First Issue Still Available

Filed under: publishing,Uncategorized — mas @ 12:41 pm

First Issue of Photon Photos Magazine is still available. The issue features both this author and Chris Faust. Click here to order. There are only few left, so order soon. The next issue is planned for fall.

MAS

June 11, 2010

Story?

Upstairs at the hotel was a debutante ball.

Attitude

Downstairs was this:

Both photographs will be in the new book, American Fair.

August 5, 2007

Digital Journalist

Filed under: News,publishing,Uncategorized — mas @ 10:49 am

Marianne Fulton has accepted a dispatch concerning work on my Pine Ridge Reservation project.  I’m not certain how soon it will show up in the Digital Journalist, but sometime between now and October.  I’m glad to be working with Marianne; she has always seemed like a goto person ever since she was instrumental in publishing Mary Ellen Mark’s work through George Eastman House.

May 18, 2007

My New Book

Filed under: News,publishing — mas @ 10:38 am

I have just received copies of my new book, Paris. It is soft cover, 40 images on facing pages, all black and white. I am very happy with the print quality, and I have gotten good response from people who have seen it.

The price is $33 plus $4 shipping and processing.

To order, send a check for $37 to

Photon Photos, 30635 456th Ave., Volin, South Dakota, 57072 or

you can order/pay through Paypal, at account: michael@photonphotos.com.

These are currently being printed in limited runs.

April 18, 2007

On Being an Artist

Filed under: About Artists,Marketing,publishing — mas @ 4:56 pm

I recently read a blog post by a photographer who had just returned from one of those big time review sessions. In the post he says, “Here is what I learned about my work…” I found something about that simple statement unsettling.

This man has been a photographer for, I’m guessing, 35 years. He shoots commercially, and he has had at least three long term art projects going since I met him about 15 years ago. While I can understand learning something new about your own work, hopefully on a daily basis, it seems somehow sad that an artist in his position repeatedly pays thousands of dollars a year to have experts dictate the level of acceptance of his work.

It may be that I, myself, am scared of putting myself into a position like that (although I have), but intellectually, there are things that bother me about the process. Artists are supposed to develop their own body of work as individuals, not try to conform to the dictates of magazine and book editors. When editors treat art and artists as commodities to be ordered as you would order a sofa, something is terribly wrong in the world. It seems to me that the art world would be better served if editors spent more energy on educating their public than on educating the artists.

This, of course, brings to bear the reality of magazine and book publishers needing to stay in business. It is sad that National Geographic has had to resort to sensationalism,(Compare recent covers to covers over 4 years old.) and Aperture concentrating on photographs of and by political and entertainment industry celebrities to sell magazines. I am certainly not denying the positive aspects of showing work to other people to get feedback; that’s a necessity, but it seems as if art is getting lost to the world of commercialization.

April 9, 2007

Paris Prints

Filed under: publishing — mas @ 4:54 pm

My work from Paris has been on exhibit at the Open Shutter Gallery in Durango Colorado since mid February and will be done in two days. There was an article about the show in the Durango Herald. None of the pieces have sold, and I am starting to think that photography doesn’t sell particularly well in galleries.

I’m going to start making some POD (print on demand) books, both hardcover and softcover. The first book will be the Paris pieces, and I’ll be sending some of the books down to Durango. Books are alot less expensive than prints, and people like them for coffee tables. Who knows, maybe it will work.

I’m planning on using Viovio, unless I hear something to change my mind in the meantime. Some of the work from the book and exhibit is posted here.

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