Apropos of Cindy Sherman

Go. If you are at all interested in the intersection of art and photography, you must go. To see the show. That is: Cindy Sherman at the Vancouver Art Gallery (until March 8, 2020). This is the same show that was at the National Portrait Gallery in London earlier this...

J.J. Lankes on creativity

Of the many unexpected pleasures and discoveries from my July trip to Aurora NY, one occurred as the result of a lake-cruise chat with a fellow student also at the Wells College book-arts summer institute. She started to talk about J.J. Lankes (1884-1960) of whom I...

“That looks like a …”

It was a month of significant passings in the world of photography. First news of Robert Frank (+ September 9), then news of Fred Herzog (+ September 9, too). There were other photographers who departed in the month, people who made images at the edges of my vision,...

“The Printed Picture”

All of us in our group have been busy with the various things we do, and we’ll next meet later in the month. For my part, I managed to squeeze in a towards-the-end-of-July week at the Wells Book Arts Summer Institute to learn a bit more about typecasting on...

Two down, one to go

Making progress, we are. One big challenge with our current work for the next issue is the nature of the response (as in “Call and Response”). In the second round it was my turn to make images in a manner rhyming (so to speak) with Kim’s images....