From the monthly archives:

January 2010

Joiners: Time Passing in Still Images

January 31, 2010

As I try to crack the nut that is the still/motion convergence (the strength of the single image vs (or alongside) the ability to show motion) I am rereading the introduction to David Hockney’s Cameraworks. Written by Lawrence Weschler, it conveys several conversations between the author and the artist. Let’s ponder some images and then [...]

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A Year in the Life in Which Jaime and Grant talk about a Yak and a Walrus

January 28, 2010

Jaime Hogge: It’s cold, it’s depressing, the Leafs can’t win a game, but I’m busy and that makes it all okay. My post might be a little long this week so my apologies, there’s just lots to talk about. My busy streak continued with 3 shoots in the bag and one more coming up to [...]

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Some Recently Acquired Book Promos

January 28, 2010

Last week I received not one but two book promotions from photographers. Allison V. Smith’s came first and, strictly speaking, it isn’t a book at all but rather the fourth volume of her Zine. In the short but sweet introduction she explains: All the photographs in Zine 4, Can you Hear me Now? were shot [...]

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Nostalgia and an Email

January 26, 2010

Maybe it’s because I’m low blood sugar but I’m feeling nostalgic. Maybe it’s because I’m listening to an album that I purchased the day it was released and that was a time when I was spending a lot of time in my apartment darkroom. I am the type of person that can listen to an [...]

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Louie Palu Lecture at Ryerson

January 25, 2010

I can’t tell you how much it means to receive messages from readers who appreciate this blog. All of you are special to me but sometimes I get a note from someone who’s doing important work, someone who I admire and who I’ve never met. When those people compliment the blog, it kinda feels extra [...]

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The Lounge: Johan Hallberg-Campbell and Pikto

January 24, 2010

Oddly enough, I first met Johan in New York at last year’s NYPH. He was with a bunch of fellow Canadians and we all had a great sense of kinship, skipping out on our own photography festival, Contact to enjoy a weekend in Brooklyn. Happily, Johan and I reconnected later in the summer when he [...]

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A Year in the Life in Which Grant Gets Together for some Beers and Jaime Asks about Spec Work

January 21, 2010

Grant Harder: I made it past hump day in my assisting marathon. I have had these nine out of ten days booked for over a month now. I welcome the work but the timing is, well, less than perfect. Is anything ever perfect? I’ve been experiencing some momentum lately with my own business and it’s [...]

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Ask an Art Buyer: Bundling Retouching and Protecting your Ideas

January 21, 2010

One of the biggest drags about this blog is how hard it is to find something in the archives. I find it maddeningly difficult so I can’t imagine how hard it must be for you. This problem will be somewhat alleviated when I put together a “Best of AanAB” book that you can buy, and [...]

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Artwork and Opportunity

January 19, 2010

Speaking of untraditional ways of getting your work in front of people, be sure to check out Finn O’Hara’s recent blog post entitled Agency Art. The whole story is long and convoluted (super interesting though- be sure to click through) but the upshot is that Finn was asked by the CD of one of the [...]

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Ask an Art Buyer: Do Photographers Need to Branch Out into New Genres?

January 18, 2010

Today’s Ask an Art Buyer question comes from Melissa Hennessy of Hennessy Reps. Whenever I call an AB for an appointment, I always make sure I have either new artists to present, or new work to show so as not to waste his/her time. Usually the new work is within the same genre- i.e. landscape [...]

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