Shopify Price Increase

Shopify Price Increase

Shopify, the online store that I use for selling my prints, cases and aquatint screens, will be increasing it's prices very soon, as will Kodak with their film price increase of up to 40%. Unfortunately I can't justify using Shopify anymore, so I've deactivated my...

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I’m On Mastodon!

I’m On Mastodon!

I’m trying to write and post more this year and although I never was a big Twitter user, I’m now on Mastodon, at least for the near future. You can find me at @thedarkprints@safelight.social. Between Mastodon, my Studio Journal, Instagram and Facebook, it’s enough. I...

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North House Folk School Workshop

North House Folk School Workshop

I’ll be teaching my first class at North House Folk School in beautiful Grand Marais, Minnesota, right on the shore of Lake Superior, next year in May. It’s an introductory class in making clamshell boxes, whether for a portfolio of photographs, drawings, etchings, books, or anything you may want to keep safe.

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My Father’s Shirts

My Father’s Shirts

Another project I’ve been working on over past year has been the limited edition of George Slade’s book, My Father’s Shirts, with the book cloth being his father’s Brooks Brothers shirts. Keeping the shirt pattern square, lining up the pattern with the book board...

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The Chico Poems

The Chico Poems

One project I was involved with in 2022 was The Chico Poems, an edition of 15 clamshell cases for Lisa Nebenzahl. Each case holds a suite of 8 poems written by Lisa’s mother, Chico Nebenzahl, in the 1940s. We printed the poems in letterpress at the Minnesota Center...

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Lab and Studio Notebooks

Lab and Studio Notebooks

I’ve decided to resurrect my studio journal and post about ongoing projects, tests, software and the like, and I thought I’d kick it off with how I keep all my lab notes together. For a long time I used a system of notebooks and binders to keep handwritten lab notes...

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Ready Made Clamshell Cases

Ready Made Clamshell Cases

I recently made some ready-made clamshell cases to put on my website, and immediately sold all six of them on the strength of a couple of images on Instagram! So I’m making more of the same; the black and red book cloth seems to be popular. The cases are 8 x 10 x 1”...

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Studio News – Autumn 2021

Studio News – Autumn 2021

NEW UV LAMP AND VACUUM FRAME Since moving studios in January 2021, we have been without a UV light source and unable to make any platinum-palladium prints or polymer photogravure plates. The old lamp was far too large for the new space and so we ordered a new unit....

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Hand-Crafted Notebooks

Hand-Crafted Notebooks

In 2011 I was fortunate to have been chosen as one of six Jerome Foundation mentees at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. For a year we were immersed in the book arts, learning about bindings, case making, letterpress printing, paper making and much more. I came away...

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