On the Cover: December 2008

December 1, 2008


otc_carlsen.jpgSalt Lake City-based photographer Keith Carlsen snapped this month’s cover photo of local bicycle evangelist Brian Price, surrounded by mock road signs created by Mayor Rocky Anderson’s Bicycle Advisory Committee, of which Price once served as the chairman. 

Carlsen photographed Price at his warehouse, Point Six Percent Productions, the original home of the Salt Lake Bicycle Collective, using a Holga-a vintage plastic film camera originally made in China in the ’60s. Intended as a toy camera and given away as prizes at American fairs and carnivals, the camera quickly became a cult classic among photographers for its unpredictable and artistic results. "Light leaks, vignettes and from-the-hip angles separate Holga images from the technically precise and often homogenous world of modern-day digital photography," says Carlsen of the medium.

A collection of his Holga and Diana camera photographs will be on display in large format at a gallery showing entitled "Ho Gwong & Diana," hosted by Alchemy Coffee from Friday, December 5 (opening night reception 7-10pm) through January 8.

More info at www.keithcarlsen.com