I started STRAYLIGHT Press in order to produce and distribute Printed
Photo Matter. My own, and others’.
In this day and age of interweb image consumption I reckoned that
physical objects, fotos in book and ‘zine form, still have their place.
Maybe, even, especially have their place.
From the Study on Post-Pubescent Manhood, by Stacy Kranitz. STRAYLIGHT Press
The days of the foto as a precious commodity to be seen only as a print
upon a wall, or only to be held in the dark of some museum’s collection
vault, just seems so quaint. (Not that I have a problem with that as one
aspect of what fotografy can be. In fact, I kind of like looking at framed
fotos on walls. And collections certainly have their place.)
HOMIES, by Adam Amengual. STRAYLIGHT Press
The days of instantly posted images thrown up onto the web are upon
us. Books and ‘zines are less disposable and, given the commitment,
surely more thought out than the throwing up of images onto a Tumblr,
a blog or, heaven help us, Facebook.
Live Through This, by Tony Fouhse. STRAYLIGHT Press
So . . . STRAYLIGHT.
Which is happy to announce a new publication: L.A. PHOTOGRAPHS, by
yours truly. In an edition of 200, signed and numbered ‘zines. There are
also two Special Edition versions (in an edition of 10) that come with an
8×10 print. (The Special Edition “Runaway” is sold out and, as of this
writing, there are three copies of the Special Edition “Parking” available.)
I won’t bore you with any more details here. If you are interested just
drop by STRAYLIGHT and have a look. Here: XXXX
There are also copies of LIVE THROUGH THIS available, which now come
not only with free shipping in Canada (and only $5 to the USA and $10 to
the rest of the world), but also wrapped in a very cool object: a make ready
from the print run.
Sample make ready (run through the press twice)
Shipping of all STRAYLIGHT publications in Canada is now free,
and only $5 to the USA and $10 to the rest of the world.
DISCO by ANDREW MIKSYS
A while ago I supported DISCO, a Kickstarter thing by Andrew Miksys. Got the
book in the mail (all the way from Lithuania) this week. Brilliant.
Andrew is an American-Lithuanian. For ten years he would travel to Lithuania,
and drive the back-roads until he found discotheques. Discos in small towns,
many located in Soviet- era culture houses.
Once there he would photograph. Not in a documentary fashion. No, he shot
portraits, interiors and the roads he took to get there. I love this approach.
And the actual, physical, book is fantastic, too, what with its slightly sparkly,
slightly plush cover and its the wonderful reproductions of great fotos.
You can find info on the book here: XXXX
COUPLE OF IMAGES IN A COUPLE OF SHOWS
Opening this Wednesday (Nov. 27th) is STEPHEN HARPER: The Portrait Gallery.
A pop-up show organized by Don Monet, in which various artists react to one
Stephen Harper, P.M.
Like the poster says: Three Days Only.
Then, opening Thursday, December 5th, at Exposure Gallery, is a show called:
Weirdly enough, the images I have in these 2 shows are related. The portrait of
Harper will be in the portrait show and a shot of his limo with security detail will
be in the show at EXPOSURE.
HARPER deets here: XXXX
CELEBRATION deets coming later.