I hope this brings your sales up and some attention to your photography as well.
That Jonathan comment just made me think of my Pearl Jam t-shirt that I got about a million years ago.
It shows a child, and a gun, and a box of crayons. The child is picking up the crayons and ignoring the gun and it says something lik e"9 out of 10 children prefer crayons to guns" but so many people freaked out just because there was a kid and a gun. (Gotta wonder what would happen if they saw teh video for 'Jeremy')
The comments are varied and interesting- you could publish a book just on the response to the book! So great!
I think the best thing about the book is the all the response to it. Sometimes I cringe at some of the conversations but even those are interesting to consider at some level. Humans spend so much time reacting to things according to stereotype, it is something to see when someone reconsiders after having that stereotype redefined in a direct and honest way.
I'm ready for even more convergence, man: Hilary & Obama, in Philly, each joining in on the Armed America debate. Obama winning points for mentioning Milla.
she has not. if she rings looking for me, pass along my info.
wow. looks like you didn't miss out at all! what started this crazed frenzy?!?!?!? no matter, it's pretty freakin' cool, dude!
I hope it continues to challenge people to think and see and discuss your work . . . and, of course, that it causes your sales figures to skyrocket!
"theres no such thing as bad press"
Al Power edited his post based on a comment he received and after listening to the audio recording of some of the subjects in the book.
Here's hoping life just gets better and better!
I "dug" it on digg.com - dunno if that'll make a difference or not, but hey.
BTW, did you know that bizarrely, the Free Library only has one copy of the book in the system, and it's missing? I'm trying to figure out which Materials Management person I talk to about getting a copy at Blackwell (formerly West Philadelphia) Regional.
I guess it will need to be placed in the "reference not to be checked out" group.
that is just so fucking fantastic and you so deserve it that all i can say is:
fucking right on.
Did you see my post (inc scans) about your book in the military book club catalog?
no i didn't, but thanks, my only really bad reviews were on there. i don't think that they read the book though.
you can immediately see the photographer was aiming to shock viewers by portraying gun owners as nut-jobs
Obviously. That is why I bought it. Because I'm crazy gun owner myself.
For my shoot, I pretty much did what Kyle told me to. I'm sure my picture is one of the weaker ones in the book; c'est la vie. I wouldn't have chosen the shot he did, but I'm thrilled to be included and it was a highlight of a tough year.
Congratulations on all that you have achieved. But sometimes when you reach out to people and network you can achieve even more - through them and on your own - and they don't even mind. They might actually be pleased to help. Many times it fills a mutual need.