Writing on Photography


Portraits Found and Taken. 144 pages. Hardcover.
Black and white portrait photography.

In 2014, Portraits Found and Taken was awarded second in the PX3 Paris Photo Prize.

Over 75 portraits of artists, musicians, writers, and others. The book includes a collection of found photographs and two works of fiction: "with men of progress", and "women of vision" appearing for the first time in print. An introduction explores the link between three types of portraits: found, taken, and written. Preface by noted Vancouver writer, publisher and photographer Stephen Osborne.

This is a small-run, duo-tone print edition. The first 100 copies are numbered and signed by the artist [numbered copies are sold out].

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Review: Silent Warriors by Eric Klemm Steidl 2009

Review: Before They Pass Away by Jimmy Nelson, teNeues; Abridged edition edition, 2013. Jimmy Nelson’s response to the review.

Review: Eric Antoine’s ensemble seul, At the Laurence Esnol Gallery

Classic: Periodical Photographs Dan Winters Aperture, 2009

Classic: In the American West by Richard Avedon Harry N. Abrams, 1985

Review: Downtown by Richard Koci Hernandez, Out of the Phone, 2013

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Review: Women Are Heroes: A Global Project by JR, Harry N. Abrams, 2012

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Review: Pierre Gonnord PHotoBolsillo, La Fabrica, 2012

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Classic The Photobook: A History - Volume I, Edited by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, Phaidon Press, 2004

Classic: The Journey is the Destination: The Journals of Dan Eldon, edited by Kathy Eldon, Chronicle Books, 1997

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