This renegade operation has been in action for four whole years. That’s four more than we thought possible and four more than we could’ve imagined.

Thank you for sticking by us and for being loyal readers. Thank you for helping us provide a platform for emerging and professional photographers alike. Thank you for allowing us to create a space where art is appreciated and celebrated.

As a Thank You, we’re giving away any MOO product you’d like AND one of David’s own camera bags, signed by him, because who doesn’t like free stuff? Just leave a comment captioning the above picture and you’ll be entered to win. The best caption will be announced later this week.




The Burn Team

David, Diego, Eva, Candy, Kaya, Haik, Claudia

EDIT: Congratulations to winner Andrew Harrington!

160 Responses to “BURN GIVEAWAY!”

  • “I believe it is when pictures are unconsidered and irrational that they come to life; that they evolve from showing to being”
    Jacob Au Sobol

  • I have to agree with this quote 100%. When I let go and just “ride” the feelings and the situation I find my best work.

  • bird watching with serious scatitude

  • Another interesting observation from the Citizen Cane commentary. When asked why pretty much everything he did in the movie was so radically different than Hollywood norms, Welles replied that he wasn’t trying to be different, he just shot what he sees. I think that’s the right approach. Especially in conjunction with Glass’s observation that it will probably take lots of practice to actually be able to effectively communicate, in our case shoot, what one sees. Of course Welles was 25 and Kane was his first movie, so a little genius apparently can’t hurt either.

    I was never a big fan of Kane. Always appreciated the visuals but never cared much for the stories. After many years of totally ignoring them, lately I find myself very much enjoying the commentaries available on a lot of DVD’s, particularly Criterion Collections. The Kane commentary didn’t make me like the story any better but it very much deepened my appreciation of the visuals. And much as I tried over the years, I was never able to get what so many saw in Antonioni. Again, enjoyed the visuals, but even more so didn’t get the story. The commentary really helped, again providing a context for even deeper appreciation of the images.

  • Nice looking NEW archive! the thumbnails is a great idea.


    What is the reason behind the missing thumbnail in the third row?

    I’m sure it is still been tweaked but it will be nice to have them under the year of publication.
    Maybe a link for 2012 for example? or adding the year at the top of the page for the 2012 ones? it will avoid extra clicks.

    Either way….looking GREAT!

  • Carlo.. thanks for the input! We’re not quite done done done yet…

  • Eva…
    The new archive is looking very good and it gave me a good chance to go back through a couple of previous essays.

  • Folks – thanks for the input on archives. We are still in mid-flight. Still polishing.

  • Sorry, I’m still stuck on the issues raised by that Ira Glass quote and the Citizen Kane commentary and David’s quip in the Geisha thread about being sick of straight photojournalism that mimics work from the mid-twentieth century. Working on my archive I came across these two days of walking around and thought they were interesting in that context. They predate my knowledge of burn, or any contemporary photography for that matter. I was working on both how to get beyond what I was taught in J-school and how to deal with very harsh reflective light. Though those light experiments didn’t work out and I wasted way too many pixels pursuing it, what I learned from those failures is directly responsible for the looks in some of my published work like Brooklyn Carnival and Goose Pond. I’m starting to miss those days when I didn’t know very much at all about what I couldn’t do.

  • I’m still coveting that DAH signed camera bag…is it still up for grabs?

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