curated by Jai Tanju
Book and Job Gallery, SF
Work available: book-job.com/artists.html
Words & Pics: Isaac Randozzi
The San Francisco showing of the well traveled Film por Vida show was packed. Photo nuts and skate rats poured into the new Book and Job gallery on Geary street to view the hundreds of post cards and framed photos. Contributed by members of the Print Exchange Program that Jai started over six years ago, the walls on the ground floor were blanketed by carefully strung 4x6 postcard prints.
Since its inception, the program of mutual exchange of original images has grown to include many international participants and followers of the web site, http://filmporvida.blogspot.com/. At this showing, the exhibitions 4th, participants were featured on one wall and specific heavy contributors had their own sections. A framed section featured many Bay Area and previously featured photographers like Joe Brook, Bryce Knights, Sam Millianta, Takeshi Abe, Dave Schubert, Dennis McGrath, David Franklin, Dan Boulton and skater-photo-nuts like Ben Gore and Ryan McWhirter. From a photographers prospective is was amazing amount of eye candy; medium format to half-frame formats, machine prints to hand printed masterpieces just about every type of process was on display. The subject matter went from boobs to boards, sunny skies to frightful nights and dipshits on drugs.
If you are a fan of photography even in the slightest, go visit the show it's up for the rest of the month and into early October. Many thanks to Jai Tanju, Cameron Balliet and Shawn Whisenant for putting the show together and making it such a great time. Apologies for not writing down the names of the photographers whose photos are featured, it was a long and fun night with a few beers.
80's Joe lurking the top floor.
Photos by Takeshi Abe and others.
Ben Gore mounted his prints with resin on wood.
Photos by Joe Brook and others.
Jai Tanju, Shawn Whisenant and Ben Gore.
Looking from the second floor, Jason Adams is the cat in the gray hat with his arms crossed.
"Go to the bar, stay here or go home?" Beer won out.
The back of Ken Goto's head and the front of the gallery.
Roughly 156 of the postcards are shown in this photo and this is one of the smaller sections.
SLAP came through, Sally V. Jonathan Reasonable and editor Mike Hubert
Sam Millianta, friend and the back of Jai's head.
Faded Ben Gore and Yonnie Cruz at end of the night.
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