Mark Tucker : Journal

Sean Dudley portfolios

Posted in Books by marktucker on March 15, 2013

I found these in a box yesterday. Wonderful custom portfolios made for us by Sean Dudley, back when we were on Ewing Avenue. They started out as 11×14 size, but then the Fedex charges became too much, so Sean cut them down for us; down to hold 8×10 prints. (Bad decision on my part; should have stayed large). All I remember, in my instructions to him: “Go buy a gun, and shoot holes into the front cover”. What shocked me was: He did it. They’re amazing to look at now, and to hold in hand. Somehow, a website just doesn’t deliver the same tactile satisfaction.

And then the final one was one that we made later; that’s Brett in the picture, in a highjacked location in Hendersonville, for a book cover.

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Temporary Books

Posted in Books, Photo Tech by marktucker on February 24, 2013

Worked on temporary books all weekend. New Polaroid and Collodion prints added in; heavy on Portrait and Editorial. Feel a road trip coming on. Maybe even more. Trying to find a way to include some original metal 8×10 plates right in the book.

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Jerry Joyner

Posted in Artists, Books, Interesting People by marktucker on January 12, 2013

We photographed graphic designer and illustrator Jerry Joyner yesterday. Here are a couple of initial images. More to be added later.

Portrait of Jerry outside on his deck.

Portrait of Jerry outside on his deck.

Still life creation inside his home.

Still life creation inside his home.

Jerry holding a tiny miniature Dutch dictionary. A gift from a friend.

Jerry holding a tiny miniature Dutch dictionary. A gift from a friend.

Drawing Table, by the window. (T-square still in use).

Drawing Table, by the window. (T-square still in use).

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A salad he made for Samantha and me. Lunch on the deck, after the pictures. Nice.

A salad he made for Samantha and me. Lunch on the deck, after the pictures. Nice.

Every year he does an illustration for the Chinese New Year. This year is "Year of the Dragon".

Every year he does an illustration for the Chinese New Year. This year is “Year of the Dragon”.

Jerry's quote when we're looking at this: "I've always thought I had a little bit of Gina Binkley in me..."
Bottom snapshot is Jerry, in the black suit. Amazing. And the top image is of his mother.

Bottom snapshot is Jerry, in the black suit. Amazing. And the top image is of his mother.

A chair that Jerry's father made for him. Made from clothespins.

A chair that Jerry’s father made for him. Made from clothespins.

Author photo of Jerry, with Remy Charlip. Back cover of "Thirteen". Click photo for Amazon link.

Author photo of Jerry, with Remy Charlip. Back cover of “Thirteen”. Click photo for Amazon link.

Back porch stoop. Nice lines and shapes, and pretty light.

Back porch stoop. Nice lines and shapes, and pretty light.

I made the Kitchen Chalkboard.

Beta version of the iPad Calendar. But I made it into a slot. Jerry’s handwriting looks a great deal like Virginia Team’s. Osmosis?

Joan Didion quote

Posted in Books, Interesting People, Quotes by marktucker on November 23, 2012

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