Friday, July 9, 2010

There is this amazing website out there called Yeah. Yeah allows anyone to post a picture from their camera on their site, which is just a constantly changing montage of cell phone pictures. Its pretty amazing, fascinating, and well genius I think.
to upload a picture email your photos to

sooooo yeah, check it out.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Tonight for First Friday The Maine Historical Society is presenting ....

Photographs from 1860-1975
Exposed: Rare Photographs of Life in Maine
Black and White Historic Photographs

Don't miss it!

Friday, June 11, 2010

I've recently come across two photo books of portraits that struck a chord. Usually black and white portraiture doesn't really strike my fancy all that much. Part of the appeal of the two books here are the photographers personal stories. I suppose portrait photographers have to have an interesting story themselves in order to successfully translate other peoples stories through film.
Portraits from the Belly of the Whale by Michael Garlington is a sardonic collection of portraiture of the mad, the grotesque and the dramatic. He examines the dark peripheral of humanity. What makes his adventures in portraits so fascinating to me is that he would drive around in a "photo car." This was his car, but it was covered in his work. The car was part self promotion, part subject enticer, and part ice- breaker. A strange bird that one.

DISFARMER; The Vintage Prints, is a series of glass negative portraiture prints salvaged from the Barn studio of Mike Disfarmer in rural Arkansas. Disfarmer, born Mike Meyers legally changed his name to Mike Disfarmer in order to disassociate himself with the agrarian roots that connected him to his family and community. He even claimed that as a baby, a tornado swept him up and dropped him at his family's home. This book is a cohesive collection of his portraits. His story matches the intriguing and peculiar nature of his work.

Sorry about the extended delay in action here. It's been a while and there is plenty of news to post....
For starters I recently took an trip that landed me in Austin, TX for a hot second. One of the best thing that city has to offer is a little place called Domy Books. A well curated and merchandised selection of art books swallows you whole upon entering. The place really eminates a sort of charismatic chaos, chock full of comics, zines, photo books, collage, contemporary art etc. Essentially its a beautiful mess of a store full of cool. Not to mention the manager Russell took pity on our hobo-ness and landed us a great place to stay! Great staff, great books, great city. What more could you ask for!?
Check it out if you are ever in town.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

I posted earlier about the salons/ lectures that we plan to hold.
Well, the time has come and Bakery member Tanja Hollander kicks it off with a slideshow and discussion about the work she has created from her residency at La Napoule Art Foundation
7:30pm -- 9:00pm

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Time to revisit a beautiful favorite...... ladies and gentlemen

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Natalie Conn and Peter Smith will be presenting their ongoing, collaborative documentary photography project "The Sunday Best" at Space TOMORROW evening for Pecha Kucha. Pecha Kucha is a night chock full of ideas. It allows all sorts of designers, and artists to present their work and thoughts in a panel format. The rule is 20 slides, 20 seconds each.
Don't miss it!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Former Portland hotshot and current San Francisco renegade (and friend) Jay Carroll has a pretty neat thing going with One Trip Pass. On the website there lies a virtual inspiration board..... a thematic collection of cross-generational, cross-cultural photography. It's pretty great, check it out.

Bakery Collective Member Tonee Harbert

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I am currently attempting to raise funds for a collaborative project with Sara Lemieux. I wont bore you with all the details, just follow the link and watch our video! Take a look, if you are interested to know more or have any suggestions for the project, the trip, or just want to meet up and/or have cool spots to guide us to or maybe a friend of a friend who has a couch in mississippi that would all be great!

Sally Mann, an already legendary contemporary photographer who works primarily within alternative processes has just released a new book published by Aperture titled "Proud Flesh." The subject has always played the primary role in her work, this time she turned her antique camera on her husband. Conscientious blog published an essay or statement about the work prepared by Mann.
"I am a woman who looks. Within traditional narratives, women who look, especially women who look unflinchingly at men, have been punished. Take poor Psyche, punished for all time for daring to lift the lantern to finally see her lover... It is a testament to Larry's tremendous dignity and strength that he allowed me to take the pictures that I did. The gods might reasonably have slapped this particular lantern out of my raised hand, for before me lay a man as naked and vulnerable as any wretch strung across the mythical, vulture-topped rock. At our ages, we are past the prime of life, given to sinew and sag, and Larry bears, with his trademark god-like nobility, the further affliction of a late-onset muscular dystrophy. That he was so willing is both heartbreaking and terrifying at once."

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Parkside and dentist ride.
-joshua loring

Friday, February 12, 2010

Elisabeth Bernstein currently has a show up titled "Scapes" at the Wild Project in NYC. The photographs are of mini environments created from paint pigment. The prints are reminiscent of the desolate and seductive natural landscape..."her images resemble mountainous terrains from in indeterminate time."
Up until March 6th

Saturday, February 6, 2010

We have some pretty incredible workshops coming up soon at the bakery. Included in this exciting list are a few alternative process classes. The first coming up on February 20th is a wet plate collodion workshop with Keliy Anderson-Stately. We also plan to teach you all about pinhole photography, cyanotypes and platinum palladium printing, that is if you sign up in us!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Local Bookstore Rabelais carries a book entitled "The Book of Bread"
It's a wonderfully strange book and according to intern
Jenny Gold who directed me towards it, "beautifully odd." Published in 1903 the photographer was never credited. The book consists of 11 color and 27 black and white photographs. As you would imagine, the book is about, Bread. How to make it, what it is, and most importantly the obscure and grotesque shape it takes.
It does seems a little too appropriate given that we are the
Bakery Phtographic Collective.....

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The new Spring 2010 d.a.p catalog is amazing!!!!

Aside from incredible "best of" art books such as Joel Sternfeld and "An Essential Photography Library," d.a.p put together the perfect list of some really important and historically relevant publications either recently released or upcoming. For example...

Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre: The Ruins of Detroit

An architectural and photographic chronicle of Detroit's once most established and ornate buildings in beautiful decay. It seems to be a sort of visual commentary on the post-apocaplyptic fall of the post-modern empire. This book includes photographs of the Michigan Central Station and United Artist buildings.

The Humble Arts Foundation: Collector's Guide to Emerging Photography
This publication is the foundation's bi-annual book merging and blurring the lines simultaneously between professional, artist, novice and "emerging."

And finally something that I can't wait to to read...

Phillip Gefter: Photography After Frank

Photography After Frank is a collection of essays written by former NYT writer and photo editor Phillip Gefter. The author uses Robert Frank's "The Americans" as a foundational tool to explain and bridge contemporary photography. Throughout Photography After Frank, Gefter deftly demonstrates Frank's legacy in the work of dozens of important individual artists who followed in his wake, from Lee Friedlander and Nan Goldin to Stephen Shore and Ryan McGinley.

(from artbook)

Sunday, January 31, 2010

We are going to start holding monthly salons. The idea is we bring in a photographer, they project their work in our cozy living room, give us the run-down and then we all talk about it. These events will be open to the public. If you are interested in showing us your work and having a discussion about it, or just want more information so you can come then please contact us!
It should be fun!
Upcoming salons will include some collective members.....