April 8th, 2011 § § permalink
After a long wait, and problems with my first choice of printers in Bristol, I finally got the proof for the limited edition of Me Me Me (printed London this time). The zine will come with a screen printed photograph from the book on a t-shirt. Last tests I made for the print worked fine so I should have this done sooner than later, allowing the workshop at the University of Westminster is not crowded as it usually is…
February 16th, 2011 § § permalink
February 15th, 2011 § § permalink
Title: Me Me Me
Press: Kodak Inkjet Printer
Paper: Bristol Card
Cover: Shiny black
Number of Pictures: 16
Publication Status: One hand made dummy. To be published in an edition of 100 in March.
November 22nd, 2010 § § permalink
Doug Rickard, A New American Picture
This year’s trip to Paris was great in many ways. If it is Paris Photo you want to know about, unfortunately there is not much to say about it. I was hoping that at least there would be some interesting books and publishers, but not really. Regarding books, publishers have turned to Offprint, a small in size, large in content independent book fair. (Here is a list of the publishing houses at the fair).
Amongst my favorite books was “Winning Mentality, Victor Starr” by Mishka Henner, “A New American Picture” by Doug Rickard. Unfortunately due economical reasons I wasn’t able to get A New American picture… so if someone is feeling generous…
Then there was “Anonymes, L’Amerique Sans Nom: Photogrphie et Cinéma” at Le Bal curated by David Campany & Diane Dufour. It included work from Walker Evans, Anthony Hernandez, Bruce Gilden, Sharon Lockhart (80′ brilliant film), Jeff Wall and Doug Rickard amongst others.
“Unamed America in Photography and Film
Since the 1930s the mainstream culture of America has celebrated individuality and the self, while nearly all its important image makers have addressed the nondescript, the flattening of daily experience and the pervading sense of anonymity. These have been the country’s twin gifts to the world’s visual culture and their contradictions and tensions are now experienced everywhere. Anonymes brings together work by some of the several generations of significant photographers and filmmakers of the post-war era who have found innovative ways of addressing this situation.”
-David Campany & Diane Dufour
The exhibition will continue until December 19, so if you are in Paris before that, I highly recommend you go have a look. But don’t order the Ox tail at the restaurant if you happen to eat there.
October 6th, 2009 § § permalink
The time has come to get my fingers back on the keyboard. I’ve managed to avoid typing all along the summer in London, which by the way, everybody knows the summer here has nothing to do with what the rest of the world knows it for. » Read the rest of this entry «