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Liam Shaw and his Postcard Press subscription email magazine

Liam Shaw and his Postcard Press subscription email magazine

Liam Shaw is a writer, photographer, stand up comedian and former Edmontonian  living in Ireland. Here’s a couple of selections from his Postcard Press and a short story. If you want more of the Postcard Press stuff email him at:  <liamjshaw@gmail.com> ———————————————- Hello. Welcome to Postcard Press International, currently based in Galway, Ireland. I have [...]

Field Notes - Sandra Shields and David Campion

Field Notes – Sandra Shields and David Campion

Partners in life and work,  writer Sandra Shields and photographer David Campion work together on long term projects, chronicling subjects they find both important and interesting. They now have a site dedicated to their work, www.fieldnotes.ca. The stories here have appeared in a number of places, magazines such as Geist, online at The Tyee and [...]

John W. MacDonald - Ottawa Photographer - Interview

John W. MacDonald – Ottawa Photographer – Interview

LP: John, you’re a visual chronicler of Ottawa, do you see Ottawa as a documentary project? JWM: I guess I see myself as photographer who happens to live in Ottawa. I don’t necessarily think of myself documenting Ottawa as a project. That would imply that I have a vision and a plan which I don’t. [...]

Eamonn McCabe – The Working Environments of Writers

Thanks to Grant Mckenzie for sending the link to this BBC multimedia production looking at the recent work of English photographer Eamonn McCabe examining the working enviroments of novelists, biographers and poets.

Terence Byrnes - Closer to Home - Interview

Terence Byrnes – Closer to Home – Interview

Terence Byrnes LP: You have been taking photographs for many years, what drew you to writers? TB: Well, I’ve also been writing. My first collection of short stories was called Wintering Over, I published an anthology called Matinees Daily, wrote for many magazines, and, during a dark and busy period of my life, ghost-wrote other [...]

Miriam Berkely

A link and story from Eric Kisor’s The Reluctant Blogger after reading an interview with photographer Miriam Berkely in Eric Forbe’s Book Addict’s Guide To Good Books. Berkely specializes in photographing authors and there are a lot of samples of her work on all the links. Check out the image of Stephen Hawking. In the [...]

Allen Ginsberg As Photographer

Allen Ginsberg As Photographer

The late U.S. poet Allen Ginsberg also took photographs. Essentially snapshots, taken, as most of us do, while hanging out with family and friends these images form a visual archive of Ginsberg’s literary acquaintances including most of the other major writers of the Beat era including Jack Kerouac, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and William S. Burroughs. When [...]

Influences

Influences

Photographing writers is not new. Many other photographers have specialized in images of authors. Two photographers who introduced me to the idea of photographing writers were John Reeves and Sam Tata. Reeves, a Toronto photographer who works with a large format camera, is known for his images of people connected with the arts, including writers. [...]

As Good As Any Place To Begin

As Good As Any Place To Begin

A is for Atwood, which is as good as any place to begin. That’s her photograph at the top of this page. The other portraits are Peter Oliva (at left) and Wayson Choy. I make a living as a photographer but am fascinated by the world of writing. All writing and all aspects although I [...]