Feb 27 2018


Ok. The problem started last month, January of 2018, they made it so that anything that is not a “document” has to be marked as a “package” for international mail. 1 copy of Hamburger Eyes or 1 tshirt or 1 camera strap sent to another country is a minimum of $22.33. That pretty much doubles the regular shipping price or more depending on what you ordered. They must have gotten a lot of complaints because I just got an email saying that my mail service will now absorb some of those costs. Now 1 copy of Hamburger Eyes will cost $13.22 to ship to your country. Much better. Not sure how to adjust for straps and tshirts, but how about I will absorb those costs.

Also, I would like to put out the idea that if you live in another country and don’t want to pay shipping at all, maybe your local bookstore will. They get 50% wholesale discount. Let them know about us and have them order some copies. Thanks in advance.

Feb 27 2018


Thanks to everyone who came to the memorial for Ted Pushinsky. It was a beautiful day for him and he would have been very happy. We have some copies of his latest book, Foreign Stories. An awesome collection of his travel photos, both full color and black and white. Get yourself a copy. Only 100 printed.

Photos by Ted Pushinsky

Published in conjunction with his recent exhibit “Local Stories” in San Francisco.

6″ x 9″
80 Pages
Full Color and B/W
Perfect Bind

Edition of 100

Purchase it here : http://shophamburgereyes.com

Feb 19 2018


Photo by Joshua Zucker

It is not official yet, but the goal is always to find a cheaper spot to up our page count and up our circulation. Right now we are doing some tests with a new print shop. Every print shop has their own ways of doing things and this print shop needs us to beef up which means more photos from more photographers. WIN – WIN. If everything goes well the new issue will have 120 pages, 9 photographers, and an ISBN for distribution. Here’s an updated sneak peak.

Photo by Robert A. Di Ieso

Photo by Claudio Majorana

Photo by Troy Holden

Photo by Joshua Zucker

Photo by Robert A. Di Ieso

Photo by Claudio Majorana

Photo by Troy Holden

Feb 17 2018


Daniel Arnold showcasing one of our straps on one of his setups. Did you know we make these all by hand? And that everything is still 25% off for a couple more days?

Enter code : VDAY

Shop here : http://shophamburgereyes.com

PS. If u have photos of u in our gear, email us and we’ll post it : info@hamburgereyes.com

Feb 15 2018







To See what everyone else misses and to continue in the tradition of darkroom printing.


Leica M6 , Ricoh GR1S


Work comes from work.



Feb 14 2018


We met Ted around 2004 I think. He rang our doorbell one day and said, “Hi, I’d like to submit photos to Hamburger Eyes.” We quickly became friends. It has a been an honor to work with him all these years on photo projects and even more just to hang out with him and cruise. He was a great friend to everyone and we will miss him very much.

There is a show of his photos up on 24th st right now that I was happy to help work on, join us there this coming Saturday for a community memorial celebrating his life and work.

Saturday, Feb. 24 • 3 p.m. – 6p.m.
Acción Latina’s Juan R. Fuentes Gallery
2958 24th Street, San Francisco

More info :


Some recent articles :





Feb 14 2018

No. 14

I’m going to start highlighting past issues and publications as a feature here on the site. We have an awesome archive. Well what is left of it anyways, we did crash a big hard drive and blown up at least 2 computers. And for some reason I feel like telling a story right now.

Photo by John Oliver Hodges

Hamburger Eyes No. 14, I consider this one the missing issue. If you have this one you are stoked. With No. 13 we were feeling ourselves, our hardcover book just came out, and we had just secured a new headquarters that we named “The Photo Epicenter”. We were using a offset print shop in the SOMA of SF and we ordered 3000 copies. It was around 150 pages or so. This issue cost around $9000 to make and that is a really good deal. We would get distributors to pre-pay, we had advertising in the back of the magazine, worked out a deal with the print shop to make payments, and we had ways of raising funds quick.

Photo by KC Ortiz

Then the economy crashed. You never think these things will affect you until they do. Money became very tight. We had lots of new bills, advertisers weren’t buying ads, shops were closing, and the distributor was cutting their order in half or more and didn’t want to pay up front.

Photo by Alex Martinez

So we focused on the lab. We had darkroom and studio rentals and a gallery. And I got a laser printer and a xerox machine. From these machines we started cranking out zines. Tons of zines like 4 or more titles a month. I bought paper cutters and glue binding machines. I figured we will just go back to making zines and Hamburger Eyes will now just be a zine publisher. We did that for 2 or 3 years straight.

Photo by Dennis McGrath

Then I started a new zine series called “Mankind”. We made 3 issues. Perfect binding, laser print, over 100 pages. People were saying why don’t you just call it Hamburger Eyes. So, we made Hamburger Eyes No. 14. The feedback wasn’t good. People were spoiled by earlier issues of nice high quality printing. They didn’t mind all the zines we were making, but they wanted their “Hamburger Eyes” to be better. I get it, I do too.

Photo by Jai Tanju

We continued making more xerox zines and by the time it was ready to make a new issue of Hamburger Eyes, I found a good price for some online digital printing. Hamburger Eyes No. 15 was digitally printed by a company on the east coast. 88 pages stapled, 500 copies. The size has changed a little and the binding, but this is how we print our magazine now.

Photo by Elmo Tide

Anyways, I only ended up making maybe 75 copies or less of No. 14 and I don’t even have a copy. These photos throughout this post are a few highlights and I think this is a really good one that didn’t get much love because of the print quality. So today we will give it some love.

Photo by Troy Holden

Photo by Brian David Stevens

Photo by Cole Barash

Photo by David Potes

Photo by Ted Pushinsky

Photo by Micah Danges

Photo by Nina Mouritzen

Photo by Uri Korn

If you enjoy this story and want more, let me know in the comments.