I will spend some time in the border areas of Turkey near Suruç between October 6th and 10th. Please check the top menu for photos and other additions to the site.
Nearly a year ago I spent some time with a press crew of five as they printed a newspaper on an old Goss Community offset press. The job was one of the crew’s last to operate on the 70-year old machine, as they would soon move to a new facility equipped with a fancy new press that, despite its efficiency, provides none of that Mad Max charm.
Most of the time I hold a camera normally, but sometimes a vertical shot is the most appropriate. Occasionally I will perform a vertical crop of a horizontal image (but not often – this knocks out a lot of image data).
In presenting my photo work in sets meant to be scrolled top to bottom, as I like to do, I encountered a problem with the integration of vertically-oriented (“tall”) images into groups of horizontally-oriented (“wide) images. Only around five percent of my photos are tall, but they are no less important.
I watched the developments out of Kyiv, Ukraine in late January 2014 with great interest. After the explosions stopped and the fires went out, media coverage cooled. As I read more about the incredibly complex political situation on the ground there, I decided to travel to Kyiv in order to discover what was happening.