Single Issue No. 14

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LG No. 14, 68 pages, single issue. (1 PDF issue). Cover image by Michael Kenna.
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promo_websiteDear convention delegates and aspiring alternates:

LG14 is your respite, a politics-free zone filled with art and hope for humankind. Here in the USA, we can finally glimpse the light as we near the end of our seemingly-endless campaign season. Politics absorbs us like a well-planned alien invasion. The exposure is constant, whether on social media or the campaign poster glued to the concrete wall of my underground bunker. The incessant global attention on our centrifuge of civic insanity may even overtake Pokémon Go, whatever that is. Fear not, for we are here to help. Looking Glass editors and contributors are an international team, and while there is no shortage of passion or opinion, we’ve made the decision to keep the battle of good vs. evil out of this issue. In LG14, the following phrases are temporarily banned across our entire media empire platform: Orange filter, email server, you didn’t build that darkroom, and Kodak Bro.

Notable Photo News:
Social media was all abuzz this month about the 177th anniversary of the invention of photography. That seems rather arbitrary, here are some other fun facts from 1839: The prohibition of dueling in Washington D.C., the 1st recorded use of the phrase “OK”, and lest we forget, the American Statistical Association organized in Boston—likely to ratify that 22% of all statistics are made up.

Another photo-related story of interest making the rounds in the media is that Getty Images tried to invoice photographer Carol Highsmith for using a photo that she made and donated to the public. Highsmith is now suing Getty. More info here.

The eagerly anticipated Kickstarter 4×5 processing tank arrived. Those looking for an alternative to other products or the Taco method now have another choice for regular agitation or stand development. I process 4×5 film in a rotating drum. The method provides consistent results but rolls with constant agitation. That isn’t always desirable so I’m excited to try the SP-445. Look for a link to my video review on the Looking Glass website in the next week or two.

Bingo! We have a winner here. LG14 is going to keep you busy for a while with sensational photography, insights, and valuable how-to advice. More than that, this issue is a “be-in”, man. Across the columns, I sense a concurrent theme of being—becoming quiet, present, or remote enough to allow ourselves access to seeing, and contentment that has nothing directly, yet everything to do with image making.

Although David Roberts has his hands deep in a tray of Pyrocat HD and we have to wait another issue to see the large-format goodness in progress, David’s Ramblings column is an appetizer of the main course to come. He is kind enough to share part of his journey with photos captured by a clever mobile device designed in California. In The Way I See It, Alan Ross illuminates visualization and composition with wonderful examples and valuable insights. Our feature portfolio is an interview with Michael Kenna. Simply put, Kenna’s work is stunning. His thoughtful compositions are masterfully accomplished and somewhat Expressionist in nature. Gordon Undy unwraps his personal connection to a print by Kenna in My Collection. In The Silver Bulletin, John Wimberley continues his series photographing Christine with disarming clarity and precision. Then, more from Undy with a fantastic platinum portfolio. And finally, Focussing the View Camera: Part Three.

Backcountry solitude, visualization with Ross, Kenna’s visual haiku, Wimberley’s intentional desire, artisan platinum printing, master-class camera technique, and a bathroom selfie. Only in Looking Glass. Please do enjoy!

LG No. 14, (68 pages), single issue (1 PDF issue).

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