Journal Gallery show
The work has now officially entered the world of art. The picture below and one of a JC Penny were printed 20 by 30 - and are part of a... Read more
Charlotte Mall on MLK DAY
The family took a trip to the zoo and then Charlotte. While there we stopped by a mall to get a friend's American Girl door some ear's pierced. Just got... Read more
Ken Schles signs copies of Invisible City Tonight in NYC
I know that many of you are photo book lovers, so I wanted to share this amazing opportunity with you. Steidl has just re-printed the seminal photo book by... Read more
If you didn't see it, the pictures went crazy again via mashable - 171,000 shares later they are still bouncing around.
Also- We are still working to spread the word... Read more
New Project - on Dr. John Sarno
I was hoping to have a second printing of Malls Across America this fall, but they took it off the schedule. Still hoping to get more of them.
I wanted... Read more
Yesterday Brian Ulrich, who I met via this kickstart, posted a link to mall pictures by Stephen Dirado. He took these with an 8 by 10 view camera in the... Read more
Back on Amazon
I just noticed that Amazon seems to have gotten in a few more copies of the book. I know that some of you have friends that wanted it so I... Read more
Went by Plaza of the Americas today, which was more of a food court than a mall. It was in a strange atrium between different buildings. My wife... Read more
Happy Holidays. By now almost everyone should have their books. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
I saw a movie at the mall today, so I... Read more
Time's books of the year
Today Time magazine's photo blog Lightbox came out with their list of books of the year. It is a curated list with different writers and book people making choice's. David... Read more
Wall Street Journal
The first print article has appeared and it's a doozy. If you look close you can see that the photo of me (by my 11 year old daughter fiona! who... Read more
Well, the books are slowly trickling into stores. Steidl is an amazing printer, and I have been working with their publicist who is really great. However, because much of their... Read more
Buzzfeed posted some new pictures
It has started to go viral again. If you can post this to facebook and twitter it would help it move- which will help... Read more
Books arriving on a Palet today
I got a call this morning from a delivery company. The Books will be arriving at my office today. We have the shipping boxes and have ordered some small prints... Read more
two happy backers
As I told ya'll, I had a meet up in NY to show the book to friends and backers. That day I got 8 copies in the mail from the... Read more
Last week of October
I have just gotten confirmation that books will arrive in Lakewood NJ in the last week of October. We are ordering shipping supplies and printing out labels so that we... Read more
more covers - more news
I am going to show the book tonight to friends and backers at Hot Bird on Atlantic and Clinton in Fort Greene at 7pm. The good news is that I... Read more
That is what I felt when I saw the package leaning up agains the side door of my house. I picked it up and walked mindfully back to the kitchen... Read more
Kickstarter facilitates the collection of addresses by allowing me to send out a form requesting information- but I am only allowed to do so once. I was about to send... Read more
I got an email back from Steidl today. It seems that some portion of the books are bound. They are on vacation right now but I was told that the... Read more
photo show at HI Fi on the Lower East Side
I was invited to show some photos at HI FI on the Lower East Side.
There's an opening event on Sunday from 4-7. Ill be there and I'll have my... Read more
Fulton mall in brooklyn is a bustling urban streetscape in downtown Brooklyn. It's a rapidly gentrifying area- but the stores still cater to lower middle class people. The last couple... Read more
No new news on the final date of the books- but I am back from iraq. I was in the northern Kurdish area which is pretty stable, teaching at The... Read more
I have the unstitched book and run sheets
The book looks amazing. The images are huge and the printing is better than I could have ever imagined. The paper is HEAVY stock. I picked up the unstitched book... Read more
Next week I travel to Oakland for a new documentary we are working on and to show our previous doc "Battle for Brooklyn". It plays at the New Parkway Theater... Read more
My friend Tae showed me this site yesterday because he thought it was relevant to the mall photos- without realizing that it featured them . http://internetkhole.blogspot.com/2013/03/tape-world.html?m=1&zx=b486dfd825d71f8 The site compiles all... Read more
I still don't have a street date or know when I am getting them... but i just got this picture from the designer who is at steidl printing the book. ... Read more
The book marches forward. Peter is in Germany making the final layout, and then the book will be on deck for when there is a chance to get it printed. ... Read more
I have gotten several queries about the book today because the cover image has shown up on line. The designer is taking everything to Germany this week to finalize the... Read more
gone gone gone
After a 3 hour visit to the Post Office this morning the packages are all off.
I am still on top of getting the book out as fast... Read more
This weekend we started to get a lot of new followers on facebook. I tried to figure out what was going on but couldn't. I posted a question on our... Read more
It's official. It's in the Steidl Catalogue. No date set yet, but it is definitely happening. I just got sent the pdf of the book.
I have done some tests with a printer- they didn't come out great- so I am going back for a second round to get it better. I am also trying... Read more
The big news
I am sorry for the delay and lack of clarity but here is the great news. As we were finishing up the campaign last year I was approached by... Read more
I just got a question about the books. I have given the slides to the designer. He was going to get them scanned in Germany in November, but... Read more
shopping in Italy
When I started the mall project 20 years ago I was thinking about the idea of the public square- the place where community interacts- and how malls were making this... Read more
malls in torino
I am still waiting to get the final book back from the designer. I apologize for the delays. Once I have everything together I will get the books printed- and... Read more
The designer now has the slides for the book and he is taking them to Germany to get professionally scanned. He chose out about 50 images. At first I was... Read more
Malls and OWS
I had the privillege of meeting Elisabeth from Kickstarter last night at a screening of Occupy Wall Street short films in Brooklyn. We were talking about the mall project and... Read more
I just got a series of selects from the book designer. One big step forward. I have been researching getting the images printed- if anyone has ideas of the best... Read more
Designing the Book
The slides have been scanned and delivered to the designer. I scanned about 100 new images from the boxes that I found in North Carolina. Here are a few of... Read more
Getting to Work
Last week I met with Peter Miles, who will help me design the book. Over July 4th, while visiting my mother's house I found TWENTY more boxes of slides- These... Read more
great news on all fronts
We made it. Thanks to you and all your efforts on the projects behalf we shot past the goal and we will be able to make some beautiful books. I've... Read more
Thank you Backers!!
clicking ever upward - 71 hours to go and I am confident we will make.
I am in talks with the printer- and looking forward to getting this moving forward.... Read more
4 days to go
Thanks for this push to the finish line
Kickstarter gave us some help with a post to the main page-
I know that a lot of you have also been... Read more
10 days to go
Friends, neighbors, and ex-countrymen
10 days to go on this kickstart- and I have tried to refrain from bugging you. Now I have to bug you. We don't have a... Read more
A little slack
your support has been incredible. I apologize for not staying more on top of things with this project. The past month I have been overwhelmed with responsibility related... Read more
Thank you thank you
It's been such an incredible week. I first want to thank kickstarter for all the support- I went into a meeting on Wed- when I came out an hour later... Read more
what a day- 60 new backers and 20% closer to the goal.
special thanks to all the new backers- I try to contact everyone individually to thank them- but I... Read more
thank you thank you
just a quick note to say i'll be off line for a bit - running off to show a film - so if I don't thank you new backers right... Read more
Scraps- rock photos
A couple of years after driving across the country to shoot in malls I went on tour with my band. As a musician with a camera I documented the world... Read more
Toronto Show at Drake Hotel
We are working to get the slide show ready for Hot Docs (thanks Hideki- our intern who is working like mad to help finish on his last day). In addition... Read more
still cleaning up images
Lots of great response keeps rolling in. Got contacted by several publishers- and the backers keep backing. Also getting a lot of great stories told to me- now I just... Read more
The Daily Beast and the Daily Photo
Thanks to Dave Rick for spotting this post on the Daily Beast. Further thanks to all 110 of you for getting behind the project.
Today's PHTD is one of the... Read more
Mall Memory of the Day.
From my friend Marueen C.
My mall memory of the Galleria, is the smell. Warm and stale mixed with some kind of air conditioning chemical. If I smelled it today... Read more
I was 20 years old when I shot these images in 1989. I had never really thought about having a family myself. Still I was interested in the idea of... Read more
I always loved this picture.
Tonight I watched the Bill Cunningham New York documentary For the past 50 years he's documented fashion like no one else. As he says in... Read more
cleaning up images
I'm cleaning up dust and fixing small contrast and color issues. Sometimes a little bit of brightness makes a huge difference.
Greying of Indie Rock
About 12 years ago, when we finished our film "Radiation" (about a rock promoter in Spain on a downward trajectory) I was also finishing up my first photo book, Scraps. ... Read more
Wow- welcome aboard all you new backers
It was kind of a wild ride today to get so much support from the yahoo and boingboing postings. Heard from a lot of old friends and made a bunch... Read more
It's amazing to see all the comments- there are 425 in just a short time...
I just saw that the mall project got added to Yahoo Buzz- If you have a second please click the link and then click buzz- perhaps it will make it... Read more
south dakota - i think?
the malls in the midwest were much less populated. This shot's a little out of focus but i loved that it captured this family on their entry. It feels like... Read more
I'm sitting here listening/watching Coachella on the internet while cleaning up the mall images. I'm thinking about youth culture and ... commerce.... and society... and fashion. There's a twitter stream... Read more
pic of the day - 20%
A hearty thanks to everyone for the words and pledges of support.
two weeks in and we are nearly 20% of the way there. A big thanks to Mish at... Read more
The writing is rolling in- here's cat tyc's piece
The mall was kind of like drinking soda, it always inspired a sort of rush.
pic of the day and bela's words
When Sebastian and I drove across the country, in addition to shooting pictures in malls, we visited family and shopped in thrift stores and "antique shops". We were bonded by... Read more
A couple of weeks ago a photo editor at MSNBC saw some of the images and contacted me. I checked out the blog that she edits and saw that it... Read more
pic of the day- benches
Probably half of the photos in this series come from the Smith Haven Mall on Long Island. I began the project while taking a color photo course. On the weekends... Read more
pic of the day
This is a picture of myself and Sebastian Hamilton on our second day on the road. We drove across the country in this blue corolla station wagon. This was Seb's... Read more
pic of day- and smokin
Thanks everyone- 1 week and we are at 10%. I have no doubt that we'll make it. I think there will be a big media hit next week which should... Read more
Pic fo the day and more writing
Today's writing comes from my friend Gene- the writing is all first draft - and unedited- so I am witholding the last names to protect the innocent. Please share the... Read more
Daily Pic and the power of the internets
The internet is such a powerful force. I don't believe that anyone would be seeing my mall work if it didn't exist. These images were made pre-internet and I didn't... Read more
Pic of the day.
and a peek at some of the writing that will go in the book/slide show.
I grew up in Northern Virginia, which had plenty of malls and shopping centers. I... Read more
It's very exciting to have such a powerful response to my images. This is all happening as my partners and I are in the final stages of our documentary "Battle... Read more