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2016 Anamorphosis Prize shortlist winner!

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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 perspective from the viewer in order to be properly and completely viewed. This can be interpreted today as a whole new way of looking at things.

Self-publishing is creatively liberating. The most interesting and daring developments often occur on the margins. Allowing greater control over a creative vision and expression, self-publishing drives revolutionary change within the orbit of the photobook culture and enables the artist to autonomously sculpt a vocation.

The Anamorphosis Prize will be held 3 years in a row starting in 2015 and the winner will be chosen from a shortlist of 20 books, 3 of which will receive special jury mention. All submitted books will be donated to Franklin Furnace and the shortlist of 20 books will also be included in the MoMA library.

The winner will receive $10,000.

No strings attached.

 

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“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 library shelf that I dissected as a way to not only make each book its own exclusive piece but also to emphasize the obsessiveness of collecting and exalting an item.  It really just comes down to excitement, the excitement with which you react to something specific.  For the Second Printing of “TIM! GO AWAY!” I wanted to again make each copy of the book a unique piece.  I thought for some time as to how to create that without repeating myself.

I had an idea.  I asked Duane if he would give me a signed print, specifically for cutting up so that each book would have its very own piece of the print.  It’s less like a puzzle – which is meant to be reassembled – more like a piece of the Berlin Wall, though a verifiable, authentic piece!  Each rectangle, roughly an inch by two inches is housed inside the book in a small envelope, so that the piece can be taken out, examined and held.  I like the idea that for those who love Michals’ work but might not be able to afford a print, here they can have a portion of a print.  Or a very tiny print, depending on how you consider it.

Duane provided quite a nice silver gelatin print I have to say, one which was in excellent condition and printed beautifully.  And it was an image I hadn’t seen before.  That first cut was the toughest!

ORDER HERE.

UPDATE: Books will be randomly selected as orders are received, through a randomized lottery.  Starting with the first sale, everyone has a chance at receiving a piece containing a portion of Michals’ signature.

The books will be printed and ready to ship at the end of September.

Books are shipping now!

 

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Each book will be sold in order received, with the corresponding print piece.

UPDATE: Books will be randomly selected as orders are received, through a randomized lottery.  Starting with the first sale, everyone has a chance at receiving a piece containing a portion of Michals’ signature.

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Book copies will be randomly selected from this jar when each order is received.  Everyone has a chance at getting the piece that they want, a flower, a breast, Duane’s signature… it’s all up to fate!

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Walking photos : Harlem

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Creative mystery, writing and reading.

There are days when my the creative side of my brain has been really relaxed and and I’ve wandered around making photographs and being really connected to the day. But the following day when I looked at the photos, it’s like they were written in another language.

Today is one of those days, I just didn’t bring a camera.

Two signatures, five years apart.

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Some good press for the book – “TIM! GO AWAY!”

Read about the book and see some new preview pages  HERE!

 

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TheShipEscaped is open for business!

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is a place where you can browse and/or buy a book, print or some interesting ephemera of mine.

 

Do have a look!  www.TheShipEscaped.com

 

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Not a total bust.


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McGolrick Park tree.

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DJ Scud, visiting from the UK.

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