A nice write up about my show at The Contemporary Museum of Art by City Beat.
It is an honor to have 31 of my original 20x24 Polaroids on display at the MCASD in La Jolla until 1/10/16. This is the first time these original Polaroids have been shown in public.
Behind Photographs is a project that I spent 5 years working on with 4 different 20x24 Cameras. Shoot across the United States, I documented over 150 photographers on this format. Please check out our store to see our book from this project.
We have been thrilled with the recent press on Behind Photographs that is flooding in from around the globe. Here is one from Portugal, although we are not sure what it says! Check out the store section of our site if you are interested in getting a copy of this historical project.
100 images from my Behind Photographs exhibit have been on display at the Loft Project ETAGI. This an old bakery that is now the home to several shops, a cafe and galleries. I headed there for a few days to talk about my project and take in the city.
My show in Russia is coming to a close next week. Thanks so much to the staff at The Lumiere Brothers Center For Photography in Moscow for showing 100 images from Behind Photographs. I would also like to thank the US Embassy for helping to bring me and this project to Russia.
If you are in Moscow and a fan of photography, this place is a must!
An honor for Behind Photographs to get a first place award in the book category this year!
Thank you Angela Carone at KPBS for following my project and getting me some air time.
It has been a long year and long wait, but the books finally arrived last week, all 6 pallets of them! We have been busy moving the 4,500 pounds around the studio and getting books signed and shipped for the holidays. If you would like to order a signed book, you can purchase books direct from the studio at:
Tim Mantoani and Douglas Kirkland
I was blown away with the group that showed up at Ogilvy to support the release of Behind Photographs. It was great to reconnect with 29 of the photographers that are in the book and a couple hundred other supporters that braved the rain and wind. Here are a few pics from the party. I should have books in San Diego soon and will be posting info on book events in San Diego, LA and San Francisco. Thanks again to everyone that has supported and encouraged me over the past five years to see this project through to publication.
JIll Enfield, Douglas Kirkland, Barbara Bordnick, Guido Karp, Greg Watermann and Dan Kramer
Roxanne Lowitt and Tim Mantoani look over a wall of images
Keith Green with his portrait
John Iacono and John Dominis
Douglas Kirkland signing books while designer Mark Murphy and Sandro catch up.
Douglas Dubler signed books
Lois Greenfield and Ryszard Horowitz
May Pang and Tim Mantoani
Guido Karp made the trip from Germany!
Thom Mangelsen checking out Al Wertheimer and "The Kiss"
I have started an effort on Kickstarter to get some positive pre-sales rolling for my book which is due out soon. Please take a look. Books are priced with shipping at the same cost as retail + shipping, plus there are some other special offerings. This book has taken five years to shoot and get published. Thanks for taking a look. Click here to give me a "kickstart"!
LeRoy Grannis is known for taking some of the most iconic surfing images of the 1960s and 70s. I photographed "Granny" at a retirement home in Carlsbad with his picture of Dewey Weber at 22nd Street in Hermosa Beach. This was one of two 20x24 Polaroids we shot. The room had a very low ceiling, so I had to pop out one of the ceiling tiles so the dark slide could come all the way up. Thanks Granny for your inspiration and your images, we will miss you.
20x24 Wisner Camera on Location