Dec 06 2009

F5

“This commercial was shot back in 1997 by Alastair Thain using a still camera! It was the first time a stills camera had ever been used to shoot “moving images”. More than 200 rolls of 35mm film were developed for the commercial, in rolls of 36 shots each. These were spliced, graded for colour and edited. Written by Dave Bell. Art Directed by Jim Bucktin.”

Dec 06 2009

MZAPZ

we got mapped up! bookmark it, “artist run spaces”, you hear that? we’re artists..

click here

Dec 04 2009

WANDERING IN THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS



Wandering in the Company of Strangers Workshop Series 2009-2010

Instructors: Emilio Bañuelos and Ibarionex Perello

in collaboration with:
Jennifer Ahn, Carlos Araujo, Empire Seven Studios, San Jose, CA
Ricardo Guzman, Casa Escorza, Guadalajara, MX
Ray Potes, Hamburger Eyes, San Francisco, CA
Ibarionex Perello, The Candid Frame, Los Angeles, CA
Jorge Barragan and Sergio Garibay, La Caja Magica, Guadalajara, MX

Wandering in the Company of Strangers: the (Sub)Urban Portrait

Black Boots Ink invites you to wander with us on the first annual, traveling, project-based workshop and exhibit introducing you to your neighbor.

The (Sub)Urban Portait is the focus of the workshop series Wandering in the Company of Strangers. The emphasis of this workshop is on creating an opportunity for people to learn and practice skills that will help them document their own communities. Workshop sessions are designed for practical use with personalized working critiques centering on the work you create and instruction for photographing how people inhabit, use and exist within their communities. It’s often how life is lived, particularly in very public venues, be it a market, a church, a park.

We will discuss ways to use the camera to give voice to a community by approaching people, building relationships, and making insightful images in their natural environment. We will also discuss ethics and responsibilities, light and composition and equipment choices. The purpose of this workshop series is to help you understand the narrative, aesthetic, and emotional aspects of photography.

Each day is divided between classroom instruction, discussions, personal and group critiques and fieldwork. Participants may work in black and white or color c-41 film or digital. Enrollment is open to amateur and professional photographers.

Our vision is to make urban portraits as a means of visual introductions of people from one city to people in different cities. Our goal is to return the portraits of the public, to the public; to make art accessible in comfortable venues by combining the work from each workshop in a book, exhibitions, online, and on the streets and other places where people gather to live.

DATES

Guadalajara, November 29, 2009
Black Boots Ink Last Sunday Collaborative
The project begins in Guadalajara, with the participation of local writers and photographers.

San Francisco, Jan. 22 – 24, 2010
Special Guest Presenter: Ray Potes
The third, workshop will be hosted by Hamburger Eyes in San Francisco. An exhibit in the Mission District will include the work from Guadalajara and San Francsico.

Los Angeles, Jan. 30 – Feb. 1, 2010
Special Guest Presenter: Ibarionex Perello
The Candid Frame will host the final California workshop. A public exhibition will include the portraits from Guadalajara, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

Guadalajara, February, 13, 20 & 27, 2010
Special Guest Presenter: Ricardo Guzman
We will conclude the project hosted by Casa Escorza on Februry 13, 20 & 27, in Guadalajara, Mexico. The final exhibit will be a culmination of work from San Francisco, Los Angeles and Guadalajara.

An edit of the final images will also be published as a BLURB book and online www.blackbootsink.com as Wandering in the Company of Strangers with literary portraits by Angie Zuno, J. Eduardo Barragan, Ibarionex Perello.

Any questions please contact us blackbootsink@gmail.com

Dec 02 2009

HI SANDY

tommorrow, thursday, go to photo show/book release of SANDY KIM at EVERGOLD GALLERY up in the tenderloin. i know its not a big run of books so make sure you come and buy one. dont forget to check sandy’s blog. and jesse pollock went legit with logos, new site, and everything. he put out sandy’s book, check out the new UNPIANO BOOKS..

Dec 02 2009

SHAMWOW

(link from stefan)

Nov 26 2009

SAY IT

new podcast! the one youve been waiting for, the new one from BOBBYLONDON from the world famous COLDBLOOD federation. bump this one in deep space, preferably the opium den on the mothership..

Podcast: Subscribe (http://www.hamburgereyes.com/feed/podcast/)

happy thanksgiving! be grateful for everything, the end is near..

Nov 23 2009

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

have you ever been to the PHOTO EPICENTER? ever wonder how come its so awesome and clean and everything is in tip top shape for the most part all the time? well SEAN JERD has been one of the main dudes taking care of the processors and enlargers and everything else since i dont know a year or 2 now. (and lonnie too!) and sean has a show opening soon in berkeley, go to it and buy stuff..

Nov 18 2009

NYC PEEPLES

Nyc photographer homies, Ale and Renato are having a photo opening at the Leica Gallery on Broadway.  Come thru!  cool cool cool…

Leica Gallery, 670 Broadway / Suite 500.  New York, NY 10012

Opening is tonight, November 18th.   6-8pm

Show is up till January 9th, 2010

“TOKYO UNTITLED”

Renato D’Agostin‘s second show at Leica explores the geometries of Tokyo, narrating the photographer’s journey through his experiences in its streets. His images visually discuss the relationship between the city’s architecture and its people. The exhibition is eponymous to his newest book, Tokyo Untitled, which will first be presented at the opening reception.

“THE LAST NEIGHBORHOOD STANDING”

Alessandro Zuek Simonetti‘s exhibition reflects a work-in-progress documenting New York City’s Chinatown.These black-and-white images explore and then define a place which still preserves its original peculiarities, but whose cultural and identifiable destiny is fast changing – it is a microcosm of subtle yet stubborn nuances that continue to survive in a rapidly changing metropolis.