bd-studios.com is pleased to announce our latest book, Here Nor There by Sam Rosenthal. Here Nor There presents the artists’ recent body of work of the same name which explores the confluence of conceptual photography, Internet technology, and queer identity. The book will be available at a book launch event at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division on 21 September at 7 PM. Rosenthal will also present a talk about his work followed by a brief Q&A session. Copies of the book will be available at the event or you can order online.
Michael Tice looks back on over four decades of art-making.
Video interview and editing: luke kurtis
About the Retrospective book:
Introduction by Philip Mullen
Design by luke kurtis
Published by bd-studios.com
Our latest book, The Animal Book by Michael Harren, has been getting a lot of attention in the vegan press! I rounded up a few excerpts to show you just how much people are digging Michael’s book (and album, too).
The bd Library is growing! Following our earlier releases by Michael Tice and Michael Harren, the most recent title in our line of Artists’ Books is Just One More by Jonathan David Smyth.
Below is an excerpt from a BBC Radio Ulster interview with Jonathan about Just One More.
Michael Bradley: It’s just a normal phone camera, isn’t it? Or do you use any special filters or equipment or anything?
Jonathan David Smyth: No, it’s just my smartphone. I use the camera within the phone itself. And it’s important that you’re asking if there are any filters because I think sometimes people may think I do use a filter. For me, coming out of this idea of using apps to make things look “better” was actually an inspiration for me to take these photographs. I wanted to show that you don’t actually have to use filters in order to make a good photograph.
It’s high time I bring you an update about my work to support Cambodian Children’s Destiny. As you may recall, last year when my Angkor Wat project came out I launched a fundraiser to raise money for the NGO school. Between the online fundraiser and additional in-person donations, I was able to raise about $1,500. This was enough money to construct walls for two classrooms and still have some left over for other needed supplies!
I also donated several gently used laptops for use at the school. These machines were old and clunky by our standards… but a precious thing for these Cambodians. It took a lot of love (and muscle) to lug those all the way around the world. But airport security didn’t bat an eye. I was prepared for all sorts of, “Why are you traveling with so many laptops?” questions. Luckily, it was no problem!
To give you a better sense of everything I’m talking about, here are a few photos from my visit to the school this past October…