When fine-art photographer Chris McCaw heads into the mountains or across the Arctic tundra to capture the movement of the sun, he rolls, pulls or pushes his homemade 30 x 40 view camera, which he mounted atop a garden wagon fitted with all-terrain wheels. McCaw, who is profiled in our article about photographers who make their own cameras (see: “DIY...
May 25, 2018
Where do photographers find the style or passion that distinguishes their work from that of other photographers? Over the years PDN has interviewed many distinguished and prolific photographers who described their creative process or the curiosity that drove them to explore favorite subjects and, in the process, make images that are recognizably their own. We revisited our interviews with many... More »
May 21, 2018
This is an exciting time for photography book publishing. Digital printing has lowered the costs and other barriers to self-publishing, and new, small publishers seem to crop up every season with interesting projects. “The beauty of where we’re at right now is that there are many different options for making a book,” says Aperture Foundation Publisher Lesley A. Martin. While... More »
May 18, 2018
When Lisa McCarty was making her first images as a photography student, she was also studying Ralph Waldo Emerson’s book Nature and Henry David Thoreau’s Walden; or, Life in the Woods. “I remember taking walks with my first film camera and I would have those books in my bag, and I remember consciously moving back and forth between” the books... More »