I met Andy Adams at Review LA 4 or 5 years ago, though we had been corresponding prior to that, and knew that I would immediately like the guy, not only because we wear similar glasses, but because he had such a passion for photography. He started Flak Photo as part of Flak Magazine, with the simple premise of looking at one photograph a day (along with bodies of work featured on the site). Andy and the Flak Photo Network have evolved into a one-man powerhouse of knowledge and connectivity. He’s been on the road giving lectures and serving on panels at many photo related events around the county and recently started two Facebook Group pages, Flak Photo Network Group (with 2214 members and counting), and Flak Photo Photo Books. These groups (anyone interested on FB can join) allow for community, sharing, and conversation.
This is a typical statement from Andy:
I’m passionate about working with digital media to foster the art & culture of photography.
Interested in collaborating? Email me to chat about your project.
Another area that Andy is passionate about is the ever changing world of photobooks…in Andy’s words and a video of his recent lecture are below:
What will photobooks become over the next ten years?
Five years ago, I created FlakPhoto.com, a website that promotes photographers, book projects, and exhibitions from within the online photo community. In December 2009, I teamed up with Miki Johnson to produce The Future of Photobooks, a cross-blog conversation that considered the outlook for producing, consuming and funding independent photography publications. This summer I traveled to the Flash Forward Festival to join a panel of editors, publishers and designers who explored the state of photobooks in the Internet Era.
Here is the video from that event: