September 2008: Vintage Argus, Contemporary Images
Starting on September 12th, the Argus Museum, based in the old Argus factory on Ann Arbor's Old West Side, will be hosting an exhibit of contemporary images made by members of the Ann Arbor Area Crappy Camera Club, using a variety of fine old locally-made Argus cameras. I will have a couple of pieces in the show.
Full details can be found here.
Lightleaks magazine is showcasing a number of the Holga and pinhole images I made last year during my Glen Arbor Art Association Artist Residency. It's the first time any of that work has seen light of day outside of the computer screen, so I'm pretty pleased and proud. The prints look great - the Lightleaks folks have done a great job!
See a preview of Lightleaks 10 here [pdf], a snapshot of my showcase here, or go to the Lightleaks website for subscription information and more.
Mod Podge Transfers
I wrote this how-to a couple of years back when people were asking about the transfer technique I working with a lot. People are still asking, so I've finally got around to posting it here. Hopefully this will be the first in a whole new set of how-tos, but don't hold your breath. Read it here.
December 3rd 2007
I'm running a Pinhole Photography Workshop for all ages at Big George's in Ann Arbor. From the blurb:
Learn firsthand about this novel, lo-fi approach to the art of photography. Local photographer Matt Callow will introduce you to the wonderful world of pinhole photography and walk you through the construction of your own 35mm pinhole camera, using matchboxes and other household items.
It's on a Monday evening at 6:30pm. It'll be free, but I believe you have to sign up in advance. More details here.
December 1st 2007
After a break this past summer, I'll be back at Ypsilanti's Winter Shadow Art Fair, at the Corner Brewery, I'll have my pinhole photographs on display and for sale, along with some of my homemade paintcan pinhole cameras and other stuff. Hopefully I'll also have some new work from my time as a resident artist in Glen Arbor earlier this year. This time the fair is on December 1st, from noon 'til midnight. More details here.
August 4th 2007
Once again, I'm running a Pinhole Photography Workshop for teens (grades 6-12) at the Malletts Creek Branch of the Ann Arbor District Library. We'll make pinhole cameras from oatmeal boxes, paint cans and cookie tins and then use them to take photographs that will be displayed at the library in the fall. More details here.
I spent two weeks in June 2007 as the Glen Arbor Art Association's Artist-in-Residence, based in and around the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Northern Michigan.
I'm posting some of the early results here, though I still have much of the processing and printing to do when I move into my new darkroom in August, so I'll be adding new work to the set over the next few months.
Check out this new interview with me on Homeless Dave's Teeter Talk; come hear me talk about pinhole photography at the Ann Arbor Camera Club on April 17th; and mark your diaries, I've just been booked to run another pinhole workshop for teens at the Ann Arbor District Library on August 4th, more info when it's available.
March 23rd - April 6th 2007
The Ann Arbor Area Crappy Camera Club is holding a group show - Cheap Shots - at Gallery 4 in downtown Ann Arbor, MI. I have two prints in the show. More details here, opening reception on Friday 23rd at 7pm.
During the exhibition we'll be holding a number of events at the gallery to introduce people to the wonderful world of lo-fi photography. For starters, I'll be running another Pinhole Photography Workshop on Sunday March 25th, this time with my friend and fellow pinholer Ross Orr. For more details on this an other cheap Shots events, click here and check the sidebar.
February 17th 2007
I'm reprising my Pinhole Photography Workshop at the Malletts Creek Branch of the Ann Arbor District Library, though this time it's for adults. We'll make pinhole cameras from matchboxes, using regular 35mm film, and then use them to take photographs in and around the library. More details available here.
My peripatetic "Ypsilanti Through A Pinhole" show has now moved to Cafe Luwak in Depot Town, Ypsilanti. The exhibition comprises of a dozen photographs of familiar Ypsilanti landmarks and a few of its overlooked corners, all taken with my trusty paint can pinhole camera.
December 2nd 2006
Ypsilanti's second Shadow Art Fair takes place at the Corner Brewery, just in time for Christmas shopping. I'll be there again with my pinhole photographs on display and for sale - including a number of new prints - along with some of my homemade paintcan pinhole cameras and other bits and pieces. More details here.
September 17th - October 31st 2006
After a successful pinhole workshop at the Ann Arbor District Library in August (see below), I'm curating an exhibit of work created by the workshop participants, to be displayed at the Malletts Creek branch along with a selection of photos of the workshop in action. There'll be a reception on Friday 22nd September at 7pm. More details here.
August 26th 2006
I'll be at the Wolver(z)ine & DIY Fest in Ann Arbor, selling some of my photography and homemade pinhole cameras. More details here.
August 5th 2006
I'm running a Pinhole Photography Workshop for teens (grades 6-12) at the Malletts Creek Branch of the Ann Arbor District Library. We'll make pinhole cameras from oatmeal boxes, paint cans and cookie tins and then use them to take photographs that will be displayed at the library in the fall. More details here.
July 15th 2006
I'll be at the Shadow Art Fair in Ypsilanti, with a range of my pinhole photographs on display and for sale, along with some of my pinhole cameras. More details here.
March - October 2006
A rotating selection of my photography is on display at Bombadill's Coffee House in Ypsilanti, MI.
March - April 2006
I have one of my photographs on display at the Toy Joy show in Houston TX, part of Foto Fest 2006. More details here.