Tag Archives: Michael Ast

45th Birthday Commences

Ended the first day of my 45th year happily pulling this etching off the plate. Edition of 5, on BFK Rieves, 115 gsm

Back in the Studio – Havana Photographs

Finally getting into the studio, to the production and possibilities of intention with my Havana photographs. Imperfection is the perfection I’m after . . . .

Another Edit Commences . . . . Havana (January, 2018)

Another edit commences after my 2nd travel to Havana in 5 months. It’s been an enormous inspiration and education getting to intimately know Cuban people, building friendships, experiencing their music and seeping into their welcoming culture. The moments have been profound, invaluable examples of resourcefulness, courage, individualism, optimism – all attributes under the overarching principles […]

Interview/Feature: Dúplex Magazine (November, 2017 Issue)

Honored to be interviewed and featured in the November, 2017 issue of Dúplex magazine, a beautiful publication out of Valencia showcasing artists and designers in Spain and elsewhere. Much thanks to Dúplex editor Paco Ballster and Armand Llàcer for the interview, whose print house LaImprenta published my book “a musing from the rocking dock”.

Upended, Dec. 5, 2017

I have been incredibly distracted by late Autumn’s treble of light, lost deep in the woods of mind and briar. This gray day comes on and upends all discovery. I feel stunted and dumb, dragged out from the underbrush, bungled.

Every Day in October . . .

Every day in October I set out to make photographs that were as much inward looking as outward. I visit the same spots year after year in close proximity to my home. They are little corners, paths, intersections, back lots, woods, groves, pastures of dying meadow grass. The locations are of no particular importance but […]

Living Image Exhibition Catalogue, Exhibit Through October 29th, 2017

Immense gratitude to Philadelphia’s Halide Project and coordinator Frank C. Barbella. The respect shown to the selected photographers in the Living Image exhibition is something many organizations fail to demonstrate. It’s really an honor to be showcased by such passionate folks for the medium. The juried analog photography exhibit is up through October 29th, 2017 […]

New Zine Release – These Windows Are Tinted To Help You Sleep, Michael Ast (Sept. 2017)

Happy to announce the publication of my zine These Windows Are Tinted To Help You Sleep, printed in an edition of 50. Now available. Info & Ordering

Living Image Exhibition, Oct. 6 – 29, 2017, Gravy Studio (Philadelphia)

Excited to be one of the selected artists for this upcoming exhibition, showcasing my photo etchings at Gravy Studio & Gallery, Philadelphia. “Juried from an international open call by John Caperton, the Jensen Bryan Curator of The Print Center, the works on view in Living Image demonstrate the breadth, depth, and delight of contemporary analog […]

These Windows Are Tinted To Help You Sleep – Proof Approved, Michael Ast

New zine / proof. Some small changes made and the go ahead to print an edition of 50 on 100# smooth Mohawk paper has been approved. The images in These Windows Are Tinted To Help You Sleep were made during a bus trip to Viñales, Cuba, out a dark window, in an R.E.M. state of […]