Category Archives: Snapshots

On Joining Instagram

I’m excited to report that I’ve joined Instagram. I will be now be part of that unholy mix of photos of lunch, ironic landscapes and Holga-filtered observations of everyday life. As much as I’m tempted to show endless snaps of … Continue reading

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The Hasselblad Snapshot

I have literally thousands of pictures of my daughter – buried away in folders on my computer. So this summer I decided to go back to film. Putting aside any arguments about the value of film vs. digital, there is … Continue reading

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My New Vice

With North Korea posturing in war-like ways one can’t help but think of the genius of Vice. In fact, Dennis Rodman had just returned from his diplomatic liaison with Kim Jong-un when The New Yorker sent me to photograph the … Continue reading

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Chase Online

Last Wednesday I had a bizarre and wonderful time appearing on Chase Jarvis Live. As much as it was an honor to be asked on the real treat is seeing a colleague branch into new territory. Rather than being daunted … Continue reading

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Toronto Christmas 1952

I asked my father, George Buck, who recently turned 79, to give me some background on this photo of him on Christmas day, taken circa 1952. Christmas was a family affair with mom preparing a traditional multi-course dinner; she was … Continue reading

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A Second With Bonanos

INSTANT: The Story of Polaroid is a smart, concise and fiercely entertaining book that brings the Polaroid story arch into a contemporary context. In particular I find it interesting how big business, entrepreneurialism and the creative impulse to invent uniquely came together with … Continue reading

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Instant Stocking Stuffer

While waiting for the elevator at my daughter’s daycare I got talking with a fellow with a camera strapped over his shoulder. It was clearly not a contemporary digital camera but it wasn’t until he started talking about which film … Continue reading

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