Thursday, December 30, 2010

the hot seat

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

face to face

Monday, November 29, 2010


from my eBay listing

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Interview with Robert E. Jackson, Photo Collector

A Fluid and Expressive Medium: Interview with Robert E. Jackson
by Michelle Hauser of the Design Observer

In recent years, a new breed of photographer has emerged: the camera-less photographer. This new generation — many of whom self-identify as collectors — has reinvented the process once again: theirs is a practice which might be best characterized as hunting, appropriating and editing to obtain a certain kind of image. Such idiosyncratic makers/collectors have evolved as a sub-genre within the ranks of the amateur, whose collective output has spawned a revolution in the creation of a kind of new, tactile imagery. Without fanfare and well beyond the purview of what most people believe constitutes an artist, this new pioneering practice creates from an already existing body of work.


MH: Do you ever feel like you are collaborating with whoever took the snapshot, or is it yours now entirely?

REJ: These snapshots now exist in my collection without the weight of any of the narrative import that accompanied the taking of the photo. I am interested in the formal aesthetic qualities of the photo and have no interest in trying to place when and where it was taken. Or what the photo meant to express or record. What is important now is what it means to me and how it might fit within a larger typological framework.

Full interview here
12 image slide show here

Monday, November 22, 2010

love that photo

I was interviewed about Past Pictures for the on line photography magazine

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

"these were pinned to a black cloth"

"these were pinned to a black cloth" written on back
from my eBay page

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

display models

Thursday, September 09, 2010

salton sea

Thanksgiving, 1924

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Friday, July 02, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

tokyo flashback

a few favorites from A Journey Around My Skull's

Friday, June 04, 2010

bulletin board

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Friday, May 07, 2010

Is photography over?

S.F. MOMA poses this question that 13 participants answered...
image above from my eBay page

Saturday, April 03, 2010

double play...

as another season begins, all of the hype surrounding baseball
blurs with the imagination of its purity...

double exposure, real photo postcard, circa 1920, Pleasant Hill, Oregon area
(click for larger view

Friday, March 26, 2010

Mark Sullo at the House of Mirth

I wrote a guest blog entry called "Half Frame Cameras & the Anonymous Snapshot" for a relatively new site focusing on vintage photography and paper ephemera called House of Mirth Vintage Photos & Ephemera... Once upon a time, I had been using this type of camera which led to my collecting these found images. For the wordier version, click on the above link. If you have an interest in this type of camera and/or antique cameras, I highly recommend looking at these pages on innovative cameras, including half frames.

Stacy Waldman is a vintage photo seller and works from her website called "House of Mirth". I'm the third guest blogger to submit something... Robert Jackson started things off with a selection from his collection and an essay on found snapshots taken through chain link fences... Barbara Levine chose from her collection of accidental photos taken with fingers in front of the lens. In between, Stacy posts on news and findings from her photography experience and will continue to have guest submissions...

Monday, March 22, 2010

Mardi Gras twins with onlooker..

dated "Feb. 24, 1941"
from my eBay page

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

Thursday, February 04, 2010

old school bruiser baseball

from my eBay page
click photo to see larger