Category Archives: the way we work

One Hot Sunday Morning in July….

A couple of dummy pages from my work-in-progress Digest. This is the back story: One hot Sunday morning in July of 2000 I received a call from Nena Calvert, asking if I wanted to go out with her husband Doug … Continue reading

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And so we turned to the only thing we could – clam farming

One of my ‘works-in-progress’ is editing, sequencing, and laying out a MagCloud Digest about clam farming in Cedar Key. Briefly leading in with info about the Net-Ban, which brought all of this about. One of the early parts of the … Continue reading

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The Old Man and The Sea….

On the way home from going out with Clam Boogie last week – photo by Jeffrey. So glad I have a wetsuit, although I have not really mastered the art of getting in and out of it. Taking it off … Continue reading

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Low Tide…

After too long of a pause, I finally was able to go out into the Gulf with the Clam Boogie crew again, to photograph them while they were planting and harvesting clams. The tide was extremely low. I think it … Continue reading

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It’s Called Work…

Thanks to Wesley, Brett and Jeffrey, I was able to go out with them week before last again. It was a beautiful morning, but cool enough to wear wetsuits. I got a chance to wear mine for the first time … Continue reading

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TS #9/Hermine

To distract myself this past weekend, I put the finishing touches on the working copy of my Japanese Stab Bound book The Way We Work/Clam Boogie. For a while, the distraction worked. Then the reality of Tropical Storm # 9/Hurrican … Continue reading

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Simply Messing About with Books…

With apologies to Kenneth Graham, …there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about with books. I continue being slow as molasses putting this book together. However, it is an extremely satisfying task, … Continue reading

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One Signature Zine….

A few days ago I made this one signature zine with an 8.5×11 inch sheet of Red River 2-sided Premium Matte paper. I think it turned out well. The twist to making it is that I fold it so that … Continue reading

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Photobook…..

  I keep working on my 8×10 inch  Strathmore Drawing paper  photo book, finished the front and back cover made with board and Kraft Paper. It’s the same as I have used all along. However, it had been a while … Continue reading

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The Colors of Clamming….

Wesley winching up clam bags while Jeffrey is hosing them down to get all the mud and sand off the clams and bags; Brett in back emptying the bags into orange-red plastic buckets. Watching this evolution is like watching a … Continue reading

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The Way We Work…..book

A couple of days ago I ran across my above book – I was surprised how good it looked to me and how well it had held up. It was the motivation I needed to get started on another one. … Continue reading

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Working Offshore…

 Jeffrey, Wesley and Brett hauling clams on board and washing and stowing them.    

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Clam Belt….

Wesley pulling a clam belt off the stern of the bird-dog. This past week we had a tropical storm come through the area and the waters were closed to clamming and oystering.        

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Then and Now…

  Diana and her sister wrestling a large and very heavy bag of clams onto their bird-dog in 2004. Diana’s boat was one of the earler ones to adopt the cut-out transom which made it far easier to get the … Continue reading

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Wrestling….

Wesley, Jeffrey, and Brett bringing clam bags on board while at the same time hosing them down to get the mud off the clams/bags and keep the boat’s deck clean.        

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