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Letter to Juice Magazine

Letter to Juice Magazine

Dear Juice Magazine, I finally decided to subscribe to your mag for 3 reasons. #1) It rules, #2) I can never find it in stores, and #3) I wanted to support the mag instead of belly aching about the publishing industry. Web mags will come and go, but a good mag can be put on Continue Reading

Faces

Faces

Diptych, self-portrait with Devo. © Jay Watson Photography This week marked the final deadline to submit images to PDN’s Faces. Above are the images I entered after finally getting around to building the master files from a series of self portraits I shot for my site last summer. They were submitted individually but seem to Continue Reading

Interview: Photographer Grant Brittain

Interview: Photographer Grant Brittain

Self portrait, Grant Brittain. “I want to be buried with my Leica.” What do you do when you are a photographer and part owner of a magazine when today’s publishing industry is scratching it’s head on how to stay in business? Here is a pseudo answer from an interview of Grant Brittain. In 2006 The Continue Reading

Polaroid Should Not Be Impossible

Polaroid Should Not Be Impossible

Gambino Custom. San Jose, CA © Jay Watson Photography Polaroid instant film should not be impossible and it should not need to be reinvented. Sadly this is not the case. In February 2008, Polaroid announced it is discontinuing production of its instant film and will close its factories in the US, Mexico, and the Netherlands. Continue Reading

Flipbook Animation Video: Noir Movie Posters

Flipbook Animation Video: Noir Movie Posters

Yes more Noir! Here is a book review (in video form) on one of my favorite items from my bookshelf. The Art of Noir: The Posters And Graphics From The Classic Era Of Film Noir is by San Francisco’s “Czar of Noir” author Eddie Muller. This large format book rightly provides a cinematic experience. The Continue Reading

Occupied For The Holidays

Occupied For The Holidays

Steve’s Christmas Trees. San Carlos, CA © Jay Watson Photography Notice the monogrammed port-a-potty. This should keep me occupied for a few days. At this time of year, writing about photography feels very unimportant, but planning goals for 2009 and putting the current year in perspective is a healthy mindset to offset the hectic holiday Continue Reading

Things Your Momma Should’ve Told You About Art School

Things Your Momma Should’ve Told You About Art School

Derrick going frontside at Pacifica Skatepark. © Jay Watson Photography One responsibility in being a photographer involves teaching other photographers. This occurs through either working with assistants, or actually working as an instructor. Like kung-fu, any photographer worth their own salt has both learned from another photographer and mentored other photographers. Since 2002 I have Continue Reading

One Person Can Make A Difference

One Person Can Make A Difference

Gary Maxworthy of the SF Food Bank. © Jay Watson Photography It was Gary Maxworthy who single handedly brought fresh vegetables and fruit to the SF Food Bank and into the California Food Bank system. This one man is responsible for bringing fresh healthy food to over 600 community food programs. See the short interview Continue Reading

Covered: Untitled (Porsche. San Carlos, CA)

Covered: Untitled (Porsche. San Carlos, CA)

Covered: Porsche. San Carlos, CA © Jay Watson Photography About the shoot: “Covered” I have been working on a series titled “Covered.” I started seeing covered cars everywhere a few years ago and have been going out to find candidates a few times a month. It is a nice change from commercial work, but it Continue Reading

PDN’s Photographer’s Advice for Next President

PDN’s Photographer’s Advice for Next President

photo by: David Hume Kennerly, President Gerald Ford with George Harrison PDN asked 4 photographers to offer advice for the next president. Their comments offer insight on how the appointed White House photographer plays a role in not only creating historic records but also in shaping the public’s understanding of the President. Gerald Ford swimming Continue Reading

A Brief Photo History On Halloween

A Brief Photo History On Halloween

Halloween allows everyone to explore in the mysteries of the unknown, but photography has always been connected to the unknown. Unfortunately, the gods of science played tricks on the early pioneers who tried to master the process. Ask anyone with a camera if they can explain how it works and give them a treat if Continue Reading

Group Art Show • Sat Oct 25th • Shooting Gallery in SF

Group Art Show • Sat Oct 25th • Shooting Gallery in SF

I will have a 24″ X 36″ framed piece in a group art show this weekend. The Hell’s Belles Car Club will be hosting the 3rd Annual Pinewood Derby Car Races & Art Auction Saturday, Oct 25 6:00pm at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco. Proceeds will benefit the Bay Area Women & Children’s Center Continue Reading