The premise of LensWork is that photography is more than mere craft. Photography is, or can be, a way of life. Beyond cameras and equipment, beyond film and chemistry, beyond pixels and technology lie the mysteries of the creative life shared by those who strive to communicate and express themselves clearly – fine art photographers, commercial photographers, amateurs and professionals.
LensWork is an exploration of the path of creative photography. Through an exchange of ideas, insight, personal experience, and opinions it is hoped LensWork will inspire photographic artists to create work which truly bears their signature.
The focus of LensWork is ideas as well as images, imagination rather than imitation, and an understanding of photography beyond craft. For those looking for a more technically oriented publication, we refer you to one of the many excellent photographic books or magazines currently available.
LensWork in Print
LensWork is a 96-page, 7×8½” paperback magazine — a book-quality, paper-based, anthology-style periodical publication which focuses on photography and the creative process. Each issue featuring articles, interviews, and photographic portfolios. Non-technical and non-academic, with emphasis on the creative aspects of photography, LensWork is published six times a year and is available by subscription, or at better bookstores and newsstands. Back issues are available from the publisher while supplies last.
LensWork Back Issues on CD-ROM is a complete set of back issues of LensWork, perpetually available even after the paperback magazines are long sold out. These Acrobat PDF format computer files are exact replications of the actual magazine pages that can be read on-screen or printed to your desktop printer. The CD-ROM can be played on Mac or Windows based systems. It requires only the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software. There is no other installation, setup or software required.
LensWork EXTENDED – even more!
In each issue of LensWork Extended we include all the images from the portfolios in LensWork without the compromise imposed by the restricted space available in print publications. Using the universal Acrobat PDF format on these computer discs, there is enough room for hundreds of images and extended text in addition to audio and video elements not possible in paper. This revolutionary new publishing technology offers us the opportunity to share with you so much additional content that simply won’t fit in the 96 pages of LensWorkLensWork Extended is more and then some. We add a Bonus Gallery, extra videos, interviews with the photographers, studio quality versions of our podcasts, bonus articles, and much more! on paper. You’ve asked for more;