Tim Soter… blog.

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Granting creative permission.

I’ve had my next book“ForTress” about photographer Arthur Tress laid out to about 85% completion, for most of this year, but I haven’t finished it because it seemed stiff and didn’t have a strong enough narrative direction.  Mostly because it was stiff.  I had been following my design layout from the previous book, which had worked fine for […]

Chuck Close and Duane Michals.

When I first was looking for apartments in NYC having just graduated from a school in Pennsylvania, I spent a day in of 1994 wandering around downtown Manhattan which was the only part of the city I knew.  And by “knew” I mean I only really recognized the enormous exterior sculpture on the side of a […]

Contracts and the Freelance Isn’t Free Act.

Just last week the Freelance Isn’t Free Act passed here in NYC which certainly is a step towards helping those who are freelance gain some leverage in getting payments that they are owed.  I want to spend just a minute to think about a part of it, which is the language in the bill that states […]

William Eggleston signs “The Democratic Forest, Selected Works.”

  William Eggleston, perhaps the founder of modern color photography (“perhaps” as I’ll leave a little space for argument) signed a new Steidl publication, “The Democratic Forest, Selected Works.“ at the Strand book store.  Dapper Bill was gloveless and quiet, but the the room of perhaps seventy-five people snaked throughout the rare book room were electrified […]

Tuba.

Duane Michals protests Trump.

Sometimes you just have to get it out of your system, and Duane was passionate about going to Trump Towers to get the message out.  Interesting spontaneous discourse as that are of NYC offers a lot of visitors from around the country and Europe.  A few nut jobs, and one gay photographer for Trump (truth!) […]

Sacha Lecca – a night out!

Had a great night out with photographer and Rolling Stone photo editor, Sacha Lecca.  I’ve know him for years but this was the most time we had spent together – he’s the type where you’d be hard pressed to find someone who wouldn’t say he’s an incredibly nice guy.  Sacha’s out most nights, even after […]

Arthur Tress “Boy in the TV”

Glad to get a print of this before the edition is gone for good.  Having been a child of the seventies, this one resonates with me – the cabinet TV, the architecture, the kid finding his own imaginary fun outside.  It’s all analog. The Guardian wrote a nice piece about this photo, talking to Arthur about […]

2016 Anamorphosis Prize shortlist winner!

Happy to be on the shortlist for the 2016 Anamorphosis Prize! The Anamorphosis Prize was established to promote excellence, dialogue and excitement in the field of self-published photobooks and photo-based artist books. The word anamorphosis is derived from the Greek, ana meaning again and morphe meaning form. Anamorphosis is a distortion that demands a change in […]

“TIM! GO AWAY!” unique Second Edition. UPDATED!

For the Second Printing of “TIM! GO AWAY!” I wanted to again make each copy of the book a unique piece.  In the First Edition, each book had a plate on the title page – a removed page from the book Duane Michals, Pantheon Books, 1986, personally embossed with my stamp.  It was a copy pulled from my […]