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