November 6, 2012

On NPR’s The Picture Show

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kevin Bauman @ 3:42 pm


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It’s always nice to find my work presented nicely on a high profile site that I like and respect. Therefore, I am excited to have been featured on NPR’s photoblog, The Picture Show.

The Picture Show

September 28, 2012

New Photo Added

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kevin Bauman @ 4:24 pm


I have added another image to the site. It’s not new, but it’s new here. I made the photo a couple of years ago. I have quite a few that are not on the site, but it will take awhile to catch up.

When I photographed this house I had nice conversation with a gentleman from the neighborhood. There was little reminiscing, and a little bit about the house itself. It had been abandoned for awhile, but the neighbors maintained the yard, and someone had planted a garden in the empty lot next door.

Donation update

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kevin Bauman @ 3:41 pm

Today I was happy to be able to donate $250 to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, and $100 to Gleaners Community Food Bank. Both charities deal with feeding the hungry…generally people who can’t afford to feed their families. With the holiday season, and winter coming up, I thought it was a good time to donate charities dealing with feeding the needy.

My next donations will likely be to charities that deal with housing the homeless. Winter in Detroit is particularly rough on the homeless. Winter in Detroit tends to be pretty brutal, with cold temperatures, rain, and snow.

September 14, 2012

Films about Detroit

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kevin Bauman @ 10:18 am

I’ve recently come across some newer films about Detroit. They both seem to have a similar take. That is they show Detroit as a fairly depressed place, they also show Detroit as a city of opportunity. Both angles are correct, of course. It all depends on your point of view. Perhaps it’s a great big, blank slate for a 22 year old creative looking for an inexpensive place to try out your dreams, but it’s possibly the worst place to be if you’re a 50 year old laid off auto worker.

Detropia
BBC’s take on it…

Street Fighting Man
This documentary looks intriguing, and like Detroit itself, seems utterly depressing, and a little bit inspiring at the same time. Some are trying to tear the place down, while others work to lift it back up. All are simply trying to make it.

Both add to a growing list of films about Detroit. Here are just a few of them:

Hill

The Farmer and the Philosopher

Blueprint America: Beyond the Motor City

Detroit Lives (featuring Johnny Knoxville)

September 10, 2012

Regarding sold out images and editioned prints

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kevin Bauman @ 7:40 pm

Occasionally I get questions about what exactly an ‘edition of 10’ actually means. For those who aren’t familiar with the term, an edition is the number of prints that will be made from each negative. Editions are often reproductions of the original. Of course, in photography, the original would be the negative, plate, transparency, or raw digital file, meaning that the original is never sold, and everyone that is sold is a reproduction. In this case almost all of the originals would be negatives (a few would be transparencies, and one is a raw digital file). At the size of 5×5 inches, I will only sell a maximum of 10 reproductions (prints) of each image. Once I sell 10, the image is sold out in the 5×5 inch size.

I do sell larger sizes of all the prints, and in many cases I’ve sold prints as large as 24×24 inches. Any size that I sell is limited to 10 prints, before that edition is sold out. Why do I do that? The first reason is people like it. It limits the number of prints of any one image that is out there to 10, so unlike a mass produced poster, the prints are a little more unique. The second reason is that I don’t want to find myself printing the same images over and over. I need a bit of variety.

So far, eleven images are sold out in the 5×5 inch size. They are:

August 25, 2012

100 Abandoned Houses in The Daily Mail

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kevin Bauman @ 8:57 pm


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I am in the tabloids…and it’s not for photos of me in an embarrassing situation in Vegas, so I think it’s a good thing. It’s actually very nice. I’m happy to be in such a well read publication. I almost missed the opportunity too.

When my site, 100 Abandoned Houses went done a couple of months ago, I transferred the site to a different host. It was a late night affair…of course, and I did not reconfigure the email. I tested it, but the DNS propagation must not have finished, because my test worked. I never got another email to my address on the site after that.

While that should have been a red flag, I was busy, and didn’t think much of it. When I figured it out the other day, I stumbled across several hundred emails I hadn’t known existed (If you were one of those who emailed me there, I’ll be getting back to you shortly). There was a message from The Daily Mail, asking if it would be alright to feature my project, 100 Abandoned Houses on their site. Fortunately they were still interested. Now my project is featured on The Daily Mail

July 31, 2012

Donations

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kevin Bauman @ 6:18 pm

I thought it was about time to provide an update on the donations I’ve made so far from print sales on this site. As of today, I’ve made the following donations:

There is a bit more to donate, but I haven’t settled on where. I have a few email suggestions that I’ll be looking into shortly. If anyone has any other suggestions for Detroit charities, please send them my way. I’m happy to evaluate any, and all, suggestions.

Thanks to all who have purchased prints. It’s been a very satisfying project, and giving a little something back to Detroit makes it that much better.

July 5, 2012

Site down…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kevin Bauman @ 10:42 pm

It’s up now…likely with some problems. If you encounter any, feel free to comment or send me an email. I’d like to know about any lingering issues, other than the obvious one, which is that some content simply doesn’t exist right now. I am still working on it. I was hosting with godaddy…I know, I know… I have another host, and was able to move most of the site over, and get it back up and running, for the most part.

June 13, 2012

New images added

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kevin Bauman @ 8:55 am

I’ve finally added new images. I’ve seen comments around the webs stating that the series is not currently active. And while it is true that I am not as active with the project as I once was, I still have around 50 images to add. So, the project could be called ‘150 Abandoned Houses’…I guess if I was ambitious enough, it could be called ‘10,000 Abandoned Houses’. That won’t happen, however, the project will continue, albeit, a bit more slowly. And I’ll try to add new images once in awhile.

Here are the two newest:

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