its in, turned in the mag! this is the most nerve racking part of the process, will it be done on time? will they fuck it up? print it too dark? too light? missing pages? and we got more pages, more problems.. but on the flip side things, im gonna put it out there, this issue is the number 1 contender for best issue yet. 148 pages, over 50 photographers, 5 features, (including pacman feature by me, but thats not why its a contender) its just the quality of images that people are submitting these days is raising the bar and everyone involved and everyone whose getting involved has no choice but to take their game next level or get cut, thats all..
and thanks to everyone who donated! this is a bigtime shoutout to the recent batch of warriors who have chosen to stay and fight valiantly and gloriously to victory, i heart you : brian, Andrew Kelly, jonah whipp, Xavier Burt, Shelby Goldstein, Kelly McNiece, Joleen, Erin Putnam, Jason Garber, eric knuteson, Andrew Meyer, Chump, Vanessa Lee, Ryan Lee, MIKE SLICE, Liz GOMIS, and photo epicenter staffer Sean Jerd..
we did it! again! we reached our 2nd goal of $4000 if you havent noticed, well notice this: the new hamburger eyes will have 150 pages! whut! how rad?! also, it seems that all the shoutouts to donaters has proved to be not so good twitter etiquette, so im going to doo all the shoutouts right here.. big thanks to you people who donated, you are the greatest humans on earth and in the entire galaxy -Caroline Cho, Owen Stegemann, Bruce Bothwell, amanda lopez, Michael Worful, jeelago, ricky montalvo, Melanie Flood, Jenkz Ardaniel, josh cowell, nathalie Roland, jafon Thomas Hakkinen, Jim Dirschberger, maurice, Brad Evans, Manne Sterner, and rivo yubara!! ..this photo by dave potes..
we did it! you did it! thanks to everyone who pledged on our KICKSTARTER PAGE!! we made our goal in 3 days! whuuut! i had doubts, crazy doubts, but never again will i question the strength of the nectar that is HAMBURGER EYES, you guys are great and i cant thank you enough. seeing as we have still a couple weeks of pledging, i want to put it out there that if we get anywhere near the $4000 mark, i will add 50 pages to the new issue!! we usually run 100 pages or less but this time, if possible, lets make a fatty. spread the word, but either way its just amazing that we will have the issue out at all, thanks again and again times 5 million!!.. this photo by BILL BURKE is gonna be in the new issue, mixed in an epic ocean of epic photos made possible thanks to you..
HAMBURGER EYES ISSUE 013 is in the oven, and its “turtle-heading”. help this baby come out please. ad space sales at an all time low, we look to any other resources available. this website KICKSTARTER can keep track everything in a clean manner, and keep you updated as well. consider making a pledge, check out OUR PAGE, check the video to see a sneak peek of whats happening inside the new issue. put it on your twitter, myspace, and facebook. email it to the right people. you get awesome prizes for donating, and you can even look at it as pre-ordering the mag. its a win win. oh yeah, if we dont make our goal, we get nothing! so help us make our goal! thanks. this awesome photo of cops vs. wicked witch by gavin stevens..
you may have noticed, we have out first CELLYBRAIN feature. my space brother TONDAR is obsessed with these vans, they look straight out of total recall. check out his animation TONDAR STUDIOS..
the mr. pickle sandwich shop sign conspiracy scandal has been solved, thank god because i cant stand the idea of cops searching my shit, especially while im out of town. anyways, if you havent been following, here is the order of events along with pertinent links, follow the action: the mr. pickle mascot is stolen – read here. we got sent a celly phone photo of mr. pickle chilling in someone’s living room and posted it to the site – view here. people start to assume i have the sign, and the cops infiltrate the photo epicenter while im not there! – read here. the conspiracists make a flickr page with more photos of mr. pickle chillin, as if taunting “f the entire planet!” (page has been deleted) – read here. flickr employees give up names and phone numbers, mr. pickle is to be voluntarily returned – read here. mr. pickle returned to his mom! – read here. everyone is happy.. win win!
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PHOTO EPICENTER member, JEREMY CONANT, is having a photo show this friday at LOVING CUP this friday, come thru..
limited edition of 100 of this classic now available. 11×14 fiber prints, signed and numbered, $50, what! available on his site, check it out: TED PUSHINSKY ..