One Hour Photo Book A is available on MagCloud. 48-page landscape digest, 20 photographs. $15 hard copy with free digital edition or $10 for digital alone.
Todd Walker’s photography ephemera: theory, craft, failure, success, learning. Read, enjoy, share, discard.
For more than a year I’ve been considering whether to put this blog on hiatus or give it up altogether. Since I shuttered my previous blog, Gallery Hopper, the effort I put into blogging has gotten smaller and smaller. Tumblr’s structure let me keep going with a minimum of effort while fooling myself that I was producing something useful or worthwhile.
I want to grow more as a photographer. The time I have available for that seems to get more limited by the day. I need to simplify. I need to remove distraction. I need to focus. I need to make work.
Work can be found here: www.toddmwalker.com
Great initiative by the Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland: the blog Still Searching which has just launched. The blog will be run by a series of 6 guest bloggers, each with a 6-week slot. The German photo historian and theorist Bernd Stiegler will kick off the blog (January 15 to February 29), the Indian writer Aveek Sen, (March 1 to April 14), US artist Walead Beshty (April 15 to May 31), and Dutch photo theorist Hilde van Gelder (June 1 to July 14, 2012) will follow until the summer break. Geoffrey Batchen, the photo historian and theorist currently working in New Zealand, will initiate the autumn season (September 15 to October 31).
Lucky me. Just arrived. “Redheaded Peckerwood” by Christian Patterson.
From Nick Hornby in the The Believer (December, 2011):
One of the things that did me no good at all in the formative years of my career was prescriptive advice from established writers, even though I craved it at the time. You know the sort of thing: “Write a minimum of 15 drafts.” “A good…
there are no magic tricks or short cuts. Just work and work and work.