Kickstarter Slam Dunk, Tips to Raise the Capital

This past year we’ve seen history in the making, an exciting shift in funding these creative projects of ours: power to the people, no grants, no clients, just great ideas, passion, and a kick-ass three-minute video. Having just completed a Kick-starter-funded short film, I know this stuff really works (and there’s my validated answer to the first question we all really have about so-called “crowd funding”).  It was a challenging roller coaster of an experience... Read More

On location with the Phase One IQ180

Introduction The Phase One 645DF and the IQ180 medium format system is a serious camera system for a serious photographer.  A full frame 80 megapixel digital back offers unparalleled image quality.  The 645DF and the IQ180 combine to make a beast of a camera, and currently is the top of the line in single-capture resolution.  The camera is based on an open architecture, meaning that the camera can accept a variety of digital backs and lenses.  It is a system that can grow... Read More

Interview: Fashion Photographer, Chiun-Kai Shih; A Pep Talk from Photography’s Phantom Chunkalizer

Introduction: This month, I’m happy to have New York’s Chiun-Kai Shih as our featured artist.  When pressed to describe himself, the photographer, art director, editor, and TV personality doesn’t use any of those words, just one: “Chunky”.  His nickname and identity is consistent with a fun-loving, dedicated commercial artist.  He has a recognizably intense approach to color and is, by all accounts, a rising star in the world of fashion photography.... Read More

Anne Hamersky and Farm Together Now

I’m happy to have Anne Hamersky as our February featured artist.  Anne is an editorial photographer in San Francisco and provided the visual content for the new book, Farm Together Now. I’ve been fortunate to have her input on projects of my own and have always benefitted by her visual wisdom and experience.  She has a vibrant, honest, and clear visual style and is passionate about conveying the narrative and virtue of her subjects.  I’m excited to have her... Read More