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.

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:


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: