Crop Work Orange, a collaborative book at FSU

March 17th, 2011

From March 14-18, 2011, I was in residence at the Small Craft Advisory Press at Florida State University. I am working in collaboration with Robert Fichter and Denise Bookwalter on a book with round pages based on the Florida orange. Pictured here are a few of the finished pages and the orange team.

Recycled Book Workshop coming up: April 16th

March 16th, 2011

april-fool-book_1.jpgI will be leading a workshop in which participants make accordion books from recycled materials..Saturday April 16th. We will meet first at the IDEA store to select our items. We will then proceed to our classroom to create a book. To register go here:

Upcoming lecture on Poetry Collaboration at SPE in Atlanta

March 3rd, 2011

I will be giving a lecture at the upcoming Society for Photographic Education National Conference in Atlanta. It will be a 4PM on Friday March 11. The topic is the decades long collaboration with my mother Grace Noble Nettles, who wrote poetry that I published in visual books.

Lecture at Portland Art Museum

February 22nd, 2011

On Tuesday, February 22 at 6:30PM, I gave a lecture at the Portland Art Museum. It was held in the Mark Building in the Trustee Room and it was free and open to the public.

Classroom visit: Oregon College of Arts and Crafts

February 17th, 2011

I have enjoyed visiting with Barbara Tetenbaum’s book class at Oregon College of Arts and Crafts. It snowed that day, which made the drive there surprisingly challenging…

Portland State University Classroom Visit

February 10th, 2011

Earlier this week I visited the Advanced Printmaking class at Portland State University and talked with them about my involvement with independent photographic book publishing and making artists’ books.

Via S Margherita appears in Hirsh’s revised textbook

January 25th, 2011

A book that I made while I was teaching in Cortona, Italy was included in Robert Hirsh’s Exploring Color Photography (Fifth Edition). It is shown in the context of artists who use digital images in their work.

I will teach alternative processes at Anderson Ranch this summer

January 19th, 2011

cyanotype.jpgI rarely teach sunprinting these days, but the opportunity to work outdoors in Colorado was something I couldn’t resist. Please spread the word and help fill the workshop!

College Book Art Association Conference

January 16th, 2011

The weekend of January 13-16, I attended the College Book Art Association Conference held on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington. This is an emerging and vibrant group of people. The next meeting will be held in January 2012 in San Francisco. Membership information can be found here:

Beinecke Library acquires the original deck of “28 Days”

December 21st, 2010

This boxed set of original photographic cards will soon be housed at Yale in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library. It is a metaphorical look at the menstrual cycle. You can see all of the cards here:

A more modest version of the deck is still available at my store here on this website:

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