Up and Running

Sorry about the blackout. It couldn’t have come at a more inopportune time, having just asked everyone to fund my book…and then disappeared after taking in a quick two grand. Fortunately, it was just a ‘scheduled update’ that went wrong, and I’m lucky to have a friend with the knowledge to fix things.

I’ll be back to posting in a few days at most. For those who’ve contributed to my gofundme page, Thank you. I owe you a book. It’s coming, I promise. I’ll keep you updated as it progresses. I’m still taking donations. I’ll leave it up for another week or two, and how much I take in will determine the print run. I assume it’ll be +/- 80. I’m excited about it. Thanks for your support.

In the meantime, I’m reading RJ Smith’s bio of Robert Frank, American Witness, and following it up with Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous by Christopher Bonanos.

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9 thoughts on “Up and Running

  1. 32BT

    Can I commend you on that fantastic opening image? I hope it is not meant as a hint that you expect a few more casualties down the road…

        1. Stephen J

          I wasn’t sure at first whether it was dead or just having a lie down… as dogs sometimes do?

          It illustrates something that one is constantly aware of as a visitor to America the country. The sheer amount of open space and the big skies, both very rare in England, where there is always something in the way, even just a hedge, or a bend in the road.

          Welcome back Tim.

        2. Rob Campbell

          It’s the dog, but also the cold, unwelcoming structure on the right, the kind of place where hell alone knows what might be going down.

          The play with the poles on the horizon is also interesting, all of which takes a while to write, but is instantly absorbed through the eyes. That’s the only reason any of us can make quick pix that mean something: our eyes are faster at recognition than our mind’s ability to analyse. I think. It’s also why I am not in favour of huge blowups: when you are obliged to scan you can often lose the overall sense of something. That, by coincidence, is a point I was making earlier on another site, where I question the value of too many pixels that ultimately tend to force attention onto small detail at the cost of the overall integrity and point of an image.

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