Continuing this Gratuitous month of 2’s with a contribution from photographer Peter Hoffman. Based in Chicago, Peter is currently in Christchurch, New Zealand, gathering stories and images of the people and places effected by a series of earthquakes that have ravaged the area. Peter’s 2 comes from his journal, in which he often cuts out 2 people from the same scene in street pictures he shoots in Chicago. “So, this is 2 pages from my journal, with 2 people from the same scene and some paint,” says Peter.
Finishing off the 2’s this week (to be continued on Monday) with a contribution from Ross Mantle, whose photographs of artist Wayne White appear in Issue 2 of Gratuitous Type. Dividing his time between Brooklyn and his native Pittsburgh, Ross’s work focuses on the quirks of American life. The above image is from his series “Riding Out the Summer,” currently featured in Issue 6 of The Ride Journal.
To celebrate Issue 2 of Gratuitous Type, our friends and contributors have submitted a series of images themed around the number 2. This morning’s piece is from John Francis Peters, freelance photographer and photo editor at The FADER. Based in New York, John’s personal and assigned photo projects have taken him throughout the United States and internationally to China, Haiti, Mexico, Jamaica, Grenada and Morocco.
Been a bit too quiet on the blog recently, but rest assured, things are cranking behind the scenes. Production of Issue 2 is in full swing and promises to be bigger, filthier, and packed with even more surprises than before. Can’t tell you who will be featured in the sophomore issue just yet, but here’s a peak at a studio we visited in May with Ross Mantle, who made this photo of the artist’s desk. Can you guess who we met?
Expect to see Gratuitous Type back in your life this fall.
A cleverly conceived and executed project from Briton Smith and James Kape (whose lovely self promotional book has been making the rounds online recently). The pair seem to have a knack for conceptualizing and executing three dimensional vignettes like the image above, created for Shore Thing, an annual event at Sydney’s Bondi Beach.
Apologies for the single-mindedness, but it seems that I’ve got magazines on the brain. One of the consistently great ones these days is It’s Nice That, and Issue #5 looks to be no exception. Of particular interest is photographer Qiu Yang’s peek into the studio of Letman (Job Wouters). Looking forward to it!