Helen Levitt - In Memoriam 1913-2009

Helen Levitt's street work has always been amongst my favorite. Sad to see her pass.



Pakistani men watch a local film in a cinema in Peshawar, Pakistan, AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti

Mosha the elephant walks on her new prosthetic leg, at the FAE Elephant Hospital in Thailand Photo: BARCROFT


Richard Renaldi at AIPAD

March 26-29 Park Ave Armory NYC


Shout Outs

A few shout outs today...

To: Shane Lavalette for putting together an exciting new photography publication called Remain in Light. I was happy to have received my copy this week. Lay Flat is a new print publication devoted to promoting the best in contemporary fine art photography and writing on the medium. Each issue is assembled by Shane in close collaboration with a co-curator. The inaugural issue features photographs by Ed Panar, Shawn Records, and Whitney Hubbs as well many others and writings by Tim Davis, Darius Himes, Cara Phillips, Shane Lavalette, Eric William Carroll, and Jason Fulford. You can buy Lay Flat here.

To: Andy Adams over at Flak Photo for having about the best designed and thoughtfully edited online photo magazine and him having been a great supporter of my work the past year. He has a weekend section up now on Fall River Boys.

To: Keith Mayerson for a beautiful show of his drawings at Paul Kasmin Gallery

To: Jen Miller and Gabe Rhodes for keeping a fabulous blog while traveling with their twin 2 year olds Max and Emmett throughout S.E. Asia.


Charles Lane Press Launch Party

NYC Peeps - Join us on Wednesday night March 18th to celebrate the launch of charleslanepress.com and the release of Fall River Boys!


March's 19th Century Photograph

William Henry Jackson - Hayden Survey, Albertypes, 1871-1878


Almost Naked - The Limited Edition Book

Yesterday, I was fortunate to see Shen Wei's new limited edition book of his Almost Naked series. It is a beautifully made package and is a great testament to artists taking control of the means of distribution of their work. You can purchase it from Shen here.


Lecture at Columbia College Chicago - Thursday March 12

The Photography Department of Columbia College Chicago announces its second Lecture in Photography of the Spring 2009 semester. Photographer Richard Renaldi will give a lecture on his work on Thursday, March 12th at 6:30 PM. The program will be held in the recently opened Columbia College building located at 618 S. Michigan Avenue in the second floor lecture hall. The lecture is FREE to the general public.


Small Museums

I really enjoy when I am traveling or on the road visiting smaller museums. Museums that specialize in a a particular area or just the major museum for a small to mid-size city. They often provide exciting new discoveries. The status quo being that the biggest institutions get the most attention it is refreshing to see visit a museum that is not generally on everyones radar.
Ones that I have found worth visiting over the years.
Hunter Museum in Chattanooga
Southwest Museum of the American Indian in Los Angeles
Speed Art Museum in Louisville
The Nelson Museum of the West in Cheyenne
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City
Portland Museum of Art in Maine
Newark Museum in New Jersy
Phillips Collection in DC
Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans
Cincinnati Museum of Art in Ohio

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Hunter Museum

The Nelson Museum of the West



This cactus burr attacked me in the California desert.




My dear friend Tony Payne who has been curating, collecting, and making art since he was in diapers recently opening his own gallery space in LA. It has been a dream of his for years and I am really proud that he has made it happen. He is showing sculpture, photography, drawings, objects, and painting in a supercool little mid-century building in Highland Park on the east side of LA. Check it out next time you are in LA. The address of Phil is 4918 York Boulevard Los Angeles, CA. Tel 213-280-7340

Tony at the gallery


LA Journal


my cousin Sydney