I got an email from David Sokal the treasure of Ant Gallery last month, and he told me about a listing he put in Art Access. A magazine that covers Pacific Northwest galleries from Bainbridge Island to as far south as Tacoma. I was surprised that my color photo from a Glazers lighting demo from last year was picked for the listing because it was kinda out of the blue. It might have been a kind of homage since I had been part of the gallery from it’s beginning back in 1989 but not one of the originators.
The last time I was published with actual ink was in The Stranger with advertisements for the famous fetish and sex store Fantasy Unlimited. I had worked with them from the end of the 1990s to the early 2000s, and these shots were created in a makeshift backstage studio in The Catwalk Club in Seattle’s Pioneer Square area. Before that if there were a few of my photos in a Seattle gothic magazine called Voltage from 1998 and 1999.
In 1996 had worked for The Seattle Scroll, a 60″ or so long scroll publication from 1996. A few years earlier got into GAE•RÄJ a gay arts magazine that I also ran an adv in. There were a few years when I went to SCCC and printed my own materials in the publishing arts, but they weren’t any photographs. Bellevue Colleges, Arnazella arts magazine of a show window mannequin. In 1984 the Seattle’s KYYX aka The Wave printed a shot I took of a fading Sprite advertisement on a nearby building from the article, “Escaping from the sleaze district.” The very first printing was for a business card I made at LWHS’s publishing arts class either in 1983 or 1984.