I don’t really drink lots of coffee yet I pour lots of cups of coffee. Few are ever actually finished. So here at the end of the day I have a ridiculous lineup of half full half empty coffee cups lined up on my porch railing. And all over the house too. In the car. Around the yard, under trees, and in the darkroom. Makes no sense. I have a fresh pot brewing right now. Smells amazing.
Spring weather makes it impossible for me to leave home and impossible not to just take family snapshots. Isn’t that what spring is for? Lyla is on her own and can move FAST and requires constant surveillance from Michelle and Bryan. My role is easy. Just stay out of the way!
Kathy Ryan, Dir of Photography, NYTimes Magazine and Scott Thode editor/ curator at large. At home. These two have just given me the show of a lifetime at Look3.org this June. A triple whammy three part show. Brazil, Tell It Like It Is and Haenyeo Angels of the Sea. 50 60×40 prints. Killer. IF I can get it all done. Is this honor from Kathy and Scott a straight call? Hell no. It’s an inside job. We are long time friends. Point is, make good friends when you are young and before you become who you might be. Those are the people who know you. Thanks amigos
My new version of “Tell It Like It Is” from 1967 is printed and bound. Ready for distribution and sale soon. I am only waiting for the components of the 100 copies only edition. There will be in the limited edition all 38 contact sheets, a darkroom silver gelatin print made with great care by me, an exact replica of the original $2. booklet and the new book itself. An assemblage intended for collectors and universities. A scholarly package.This work is of the Liggins family photographed by me in the summer of 1967. Retro in a way and brand new in another way. 50% of the new book has pictures not included in the original booklet. So it’s truly a discovery even for me. I re edited after 48 years of not even seeing the contact sheets. What I love most about this is my reuniting with the Liggins family after all these years. Lois Liggins will join me at Look3.org Festival of Photograph for the 32 print exhibition. Join Lois and me and the whole BurnMagazine team. @look3festival #tellitlikeitis #burnmagazine