BURN.02 limited edition

© Alisa Resnik



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Some of you were on hand September 1 in Perpignan for the launch of Burn 02. By all accounts, the buzz on Burn and Burn 02 was palpable. In all my years in the business, I never saw quite this sort of “big warm”. Was it the slide show? Was it the new in print magazine? Perhaps those things helped. But it was way more than a function of display. It was about YOU. This audience. This audience who supported new and original work by Paolo Pellegrin and Alisa Resnik and Bruce Gilden and others to be seen now first in Burn 02.

Burn 02 is not a repeat of Burn online. Burn 02 is its own original work. A 1500 copy limited editon. Online is terrific, but when you hold 02 in your hand, you will know what photography is all about from our perspective. I am not published in it. I wish I was. The place to be published for sure.

Yes, 02 was a collaboration. But there is always one person who is THE driving force. Diego Orlando, our special projects editor, is that person for 02. Anton and I were in the background on this baby. Designed and printed and bound with loving care in Italy by the very best, you will quickly see why there is pride all around.

I am proud of this magazine/book…I can say this in a way I could never say with my own work. That requires silence. But I can say that this feels like my best effort so far  as the director/coach and not in it as a direct “player”…Yet  I made something happen..Put the talents of others to work..Gave them all the rope they could handle. Kept an eye out..Mostly to set a standard….And to push everyone just a bit further than they wanted to be pushed..I knew they would thank me later …laughing…I will say no more now. On the front flap I wrote:

We are the photo equivalent of the garage band. Can this last/should this last? No. There is a curve on any creative endeavor. We are not at the peak yet. When we get there, then we will do something else and start the whole process over again. Could be an evolution, or could be a revolution. So let’s enjoy this moment. Now is the time to appreciate what we have, seek out new ways of doing things, celebrate our mutual language and push it just as far as we can possibly go.



1002 Responses to “BURN.02 limited edition”

  • Received my copy of BURN 2 today. Stunning. Thank you!

  • Same here, received my 2 copies of Burn 02. Best publication in the world! Congratulations to all people involved!

  • Charles, Justin, Federico, thank u for reporting back, giving feedbzck about BURN.02 book!!!!!!!!!!

  • Panos,

    Thanks for the info (& teaser) about the print’ arrival in San Antonio.
    Sent you an email. Cheers for all the hard work (and glad you enjoy it so much ;))

    ps: too bad we won’t see you tonight -but, as for the peeps not there with DAH, we’ll cheer to you!
    Best, Tanguy.

  • Tanguy…

    You lucky devil :))
    Hope you have a great time tonight and I’m sure the experience will be flowing through your blood for a couple of years :))

  • Paul,
    Haha! Yes, I’m going there to get my yearly fix! ;))

  • Just received my copy today, and haven’t been able to put it down. Congrats everyone who was involved, it really came together beautifully!

  • a civilian-mass audience

    Are we sold out? are we?

  • a civilian-mass audience

    VIVA BURN 02
    we love you
    and that’s…

  • got my books!! Wow they’re great! a small corner dent, but doesn’t affect the awesomeness inside. Congrats to everyone involved. You’ve pulled off something amazing.

  • a civilian-mass audience

    are we sold yet?

  • (moving my slideshow here, i accidentally posted under a fellow photogs essay page (ha ha , no reason to compete here, just reporting from this side of the woods;)

    panos skoulidas
    October 7, 2011 at 12:39 pm
    Speaking of PROTESTS!
    AND IN THE SPIRIT OF “OCCUPY WALL STREET” here is what i shot yesterday in SA Texas

    in solidarity with our greek brothers and the NY protesters that got arrested..here is my slideshow from yesterday:


  • Got mine Tuesday? Or Monday? Either way…skimmed through it for lack of time but this weekend will be the time for burn 02! Can’t wait…!

  • Also, once again for the afternoon crowds:

    Need a calendar for 2012? Our fellow burnian Jeremy is featured in a Friends of Lesotho calendar. Good cause. Go get one.


  • My copy should be there is week. I can not wait. I wish I could go to Texas and show support, but Burn needs to makes its way to Portland, OR! Panos, contact Bluesky gallery Here in Portland and I’m sure they would be happy to exhibit.. CHEERS

  • “BURN was just nominated by the Lucie Foundation as a finalist for Best Photography Magazine 2011″

    I’d say that’s rather amazing especially if you think that Burn has gone the inverse route from online to print, whereas lots of mags today do the opposite, or fold completely altogheter.

    And I think Burn is the only boutique of which you can walk out taking with you high quality handmade work even for free, if you want so.. (hopefully not!)

    And not one ad, no pressure and no ties from outside.

    Yep, pretty amazing!

  • EVA…

    well, of course i do agree with you, but of course we cannot continue on without reader support…if no ads , no outside influence is attractive to readers here, then they will eventually have to support us…we are unfairly competing with others because we are working essentially for free…to move even one simple step forward, we will need funding…the model we have does work…it is just that for it to work in a sustained way and to put more photographers on commissions, the money will have to come from somewhere…anyone cruising around the net can get information and pictures all over the place ..no need for Burn..but many seek a “place” to go…at least a first stop over coffee..or at the end of the day with a cold beer…plus the readers here really can get a review, participate in a real way with the editorial staff at Burn..not just me, but all of us….any reader here who has great work to show, can show it….and it will be seen by a wide audience if chosen to be published on Burn…we have zero desire to be a photo sharing site, there are plenty already…but i think sooner rather than later in the life of a truly committed photographer, they will want to gather around the campfire of the equally committed…in any case, thanks for this…

    cheers, david

  • David..

    Workshop, reviews, info, international exposure etc., all’s for free here, can be for free, but hopefully is not.. should have written that bold, big and fat. And not taken for granted. Ever. Without support all this cannot work, you (the whole crew of this place that acts as engine) cannot go on forever, it’s not fair and not sustainable. So hopefully readers will see it the same way and do their bit.. our bit :)

  • CONGRATS!!!! crossing fingers…a well deserved award if won but just been in that list as you said means tons!

    Yes, this is the first place I come in the mornings with my tea…not coffee :) a virtual chill room and overall great place…like a living room in a friends house.

    I doubt it gets taken for granted (perhaps I’m naive). Awaiting more surprises in the life of BURN!

    OH, THANK YOU! cannot forget to say this enough whenever I can. Thank you for BURN.

  • Now I am really bummed that I botched my plane ticket and won’t be coming out until Tuesday.

  • Panos..

    finally home with (half)decent connection, so watched your two clips, thanks! Esp. first part of first one makes me want to have been there..

  • Eva I thought I posted 3 clips!! Didn’t I?
    The 3rd muted by righteous YouTube:(

  • Panos..

    yep, three clips, but third one says impossible to open/play.. so saw only two..

  • Panos, yes, three clips. I was inspired by the quality of the submissions (including yours). In terms of sales, are you able to tell us which sold the best: color or b&w? If b&w, did you notice whether traditional or digital sold best or no prefference? Just curious.


  • Yay! 3rd one does not work on the phone, but does on the computer!! Scary stuff at the end!

  • Has anyone,here, seen the most recent book of Ernst Haas’s photographs?


    If so, is it comprised of ‘new’ images or is it more of a retrospective collection of some of
    his more classic images?


  • mtomalty
    Didln’t know there was a new Haas book. I have an old copy of Creation, which is dissapointing reproduction wise. Thanks for the link.

  • mtomalty
    Just checked the link.
    “Paradoxically, however, there was also a side of his work that was almost entirely hidden from view. Parallel to his commissioned work Haas constantly made images for his own interest, and these pictures show an entirely different aspect of Haas’s sensibility: they are far more edgy, loose, complex and ambiguous – in short, far more radical than the work which earned him fame. Haas never printed these pictures in his lifetime, nor did he exhibit them, probably believing that they would not be understood or appreciated. Nonetheless, these works are of great complexity, and rival (and sometimes surpass) anything done at the time by his fellow photographers. This book is intended to correct the record.”

    looks interesting.

  • Finally had a chance to sit down and have a better look through burn 02. Awesome awesome awesome.

  • Thx Gordon

    Once again, I miss the obvious and from my own link to boot :)

    Was actually looking for something a little more of a nicely printed retrospective that incorporated
    a good selection of his classics.
    I have an old copy of ‘Creation’ but paper and printing are pretty weak and would welcome a nicely
    printed summary of his work.


  • Eva, now that’s tempting.

  • Mike..

    isn’t it? And in the meantime also found something for Paul.. swim over to the mainland, Cristina Garcia Rodero:


  • That Moriyama event sounds amazing!

  • @ ALL:
    About the last Tweet post: VIVA DIEGO!! Amazing work that you’re doing for Burn. Have a nice Monday nite in NYC. Enjoy the post winning award fiesta!

    I dedicated you this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgmgbCsqLGU


  • Mike R:)
    I’ll post my “statistics”/ at the official end of exhibition… Big hug
    I really don’t know the answers to all questions right now!
    Not yet

  • I can’t believe nobody in San Antonio wants a picture of a hot Brazilian babe pinned up on the wall in their garage. Does anybody have a garage down there deep in the heart of Texas anymore?

  • Akaky everyone DREAMS of a Brazilian girl,
    Not everyone can afford one though ;)

  • In case you don’t keep up with this sort of thing, and I know for years I didn’t bother to keep up with this sort of thing either, so don’t feel bad if you didn’t, there are, throughout the length and breadth of this our Great Republic, scores upon scores, if not actual myriads, of Christian bodybuilders willing to come to your church for the express purpose of breaking baseball bats in half with their bare hands and blowing into hot water bottles until the bodybuilder turns a somewhat unattractive shade of purple or the hot water bottle explodes, whichever comes first. These bodybuilders for Christ, most of whom are Pentecostals, as I understand it, perform these prodigies of physical strength for the purpose of spreading the Gospel to young people who previously may have associated Christianity with a certain milquetoast attitude towards life that is not in keeping with the reality of the True Faith. One can hardly blame these young people for having acquired such an incorrect idea, what with the whole “gentle Jesus, meek and mild” syndrome one sees extant in so many churches these days. Frankly, I blame the churches for this subtle denigration of their founder. The fact that over the millennia various and sundry Christian denominations have turned a first century Jewish rabbi given to whacking currency arbitrageurs over the collective noggin with a knotted rope into a somewhat Aryanish, granola eating, blue-eyed pseudo-gay wimp spouting the sort of Chinese fortune cookie wisdom that would embarrass the most completely stoned spectator you could find wandering around the parking lot after a Grateful Dead concert, has, I think, gone a long way to reinforcing this obviously mistaken belief that Jesus of Nazareth was some sort of theological Liberace, minus, of course, the excessively campy wardrobe.

    So the bodybuilders are out to change the paradigm, as it were, by putting the muscle back into muscular Christianity. I’m pretty sure this must be the reason for what they are doing, as there seems to be little textual basis in the Christian Bible or in the writings of the Church Fathers for the spiritual efficacy of smashing cinderblocks to pieces with your skull or breaking baseball bats in half with your teeth. Actually, I’m pretty sure that if Abner Doubleday didn’t invent baseball in Cooperstown, New York in 1849 then the chances of him inventing the game and the bats to play the game with in first century Judea are minimal to the point of nonexistence, and therefore baseball cannot claim to be a product of divine revelation or an integral part of Christian theological exegesis and experience, which means that there will be no religious tax exemption for the owners and players. There is an upside to this, as there is to almost everything, when you think about it; with baseball theologically profane, the fans at the ballpark are free to partake of the not terribly holy communion of seven-dollar hot dogs and beer whilst in a state of mortal sin, and the owners can get away with charging seven dollars for a eighty-five cent hot dog without worrying too much about passing catchers or packs of camels through the eye of a needle. You charge what the market will bear; someone has to pay A-Rod’s salary, after all.

    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, as you may have heard, and with the extraordinary success of the Christian bodybuilders other denominations have gotten into the act, in a manner of speaking. The Old Order Amish, for example, are now getting the word out about the joys of God, family, and the simple life by sponsoring a horse and buggy on the NASCAR circuit, the Southern Baptist Convention and Arthur Murray are in negotiations to start a string of born-again combination megachurch and dance studio, which is not the same thing as bodybuilding, I know, but it’s close enough for government work, and the Mormons have gotten corporate sponsorship from Morton’s and Red Cross for the first annual Lot’s Wife marathon swimming competition, wherein the greatest swimmers in the world today will try to swim from one side of the Great Salt Lake to the other and back again before dissolving in the brine. This phenomenon, however, reached its apogee this past week with the announcement from the Nagoyaishe Rebbe of the first Hasidic sumo wrestling team anywhere in the world.

    I must admit that this news came as a complete surprise to me, as I didn’t know there were any Japanese Jews to begin with, much less there being enough Hasidim in the city of Nagoya to rate a rebbe of their very own. But there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in our philosophy, as the man says, and one of these things is Hasidic sumo wrestling. A spokesman for the team that the wrestlers’ mothers are now bringing their boys up to fighting weight in time for next year’s wrestling season by nagging them into eating several courses of matzoh ball dumplings, kreplach, and kugel at each meal; I’ve even heard rumors that my coworker Tommy Epstein’s mother is sending some kugel as well, but the team denies this emphatically, since the World Sumo Federation bars all of its wrestlers from consuming non-Japanese kugel, as well as Pop-Tarts, corned beef and cabbage, those red strings of licorice you get at the movies that I hate, and almost anything with liver, especially almost anything with liver, which I hate even more than I hate those long red strings of licorice you get at the movies. There’s been no word yet from Tommy or his mother on the veracity of this rumor, however; if I find out anything I will let you know.

    Having established that Hasidic sumo is alive and well in Japan, the true believer in multiculturalism will celebrate this paragon of cross-cultural pollination, which will finally combine Talmudic scholarship and intellectual depth with the need some people have to watch fat guys in diapers knock each other on their asses with their guts; there’s a man’s life for you and don’t you ever forget it. This team is probably the sharpest group of Talmudic minds ever to step into a sumo ring. One of these guys, I hear, can drive his head through a stacked pile of the collected volumes of the Talmud and then deliver a learned disputation on the subject of whatever page his head stops at. You can contrast this ability with someone like me, for example; the depth of my Talmudic knowledge is such that I can take a pin and stick it into any page of the Talmud you can pick at random and I can safely tell you that every letter that pin passes through will have a hole in it. I suspect my being a Roman Catholic has something to do with this inability to pass the finals on the rules for divorce—I don’t think writing “get a good lawyer” counts.

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