October 10, 2005

Beer Money

Like my stuff, buy me a beer!

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May 11, 2005

copyright & legal shit

copyright information

If you’d like to use one of my photographs on a personal website, or for any other non-commercial purpose, please ask first; chances are I’ll probably say yes. Alternatively, if you have a commercial interest in any of my images, or would like to commission me for a project of your own, please contact me to discuss licensing and fees.

legal stuff

All text and images, unless otherwise noted, are subject to US and international copyright laws and are the property of Justin Makler © 2003-05. No photograph may be reproduced, copied, stored, manipulated, or used whole or in part of a derivative work, without the written permission of Justin Makler. All rights reserved.

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March 15, 2005

purchasing prints

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purchasing prints

The photographs on this website are available for purchase. Prints are sold in limited editions of 100 copies per print size. These prints are of exceptional quality and affordable. Printed with Silver halide chemical process digital printer. I do not use a laser printer or dye sublimation. This is a true photographic process. Real photographic paper is exposed in a state of the art digital printer. The paper is then developed using regular photographic chemicals. The result is photographic prints on Kodak paper, unlike dye sub or Laser prints that will fade much, much sooner.

prices

Full frame prints on the following sized paper:
8.5x11 inches:     $50
11x17 inches:      $65
13x19 inches:      $75

Prints can also be matted and framed, at additional cost. Contact me at Justin Makler

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What's this all about

Currently working with: Maxim, Viceland.com, Complex Magazine, International Swede. Want to use some of my work: contact me. shoofly@dailyabuse.com Where it all started...

I once had a job at a small newspaper and when the "color" photographer got his 4 weeks worth of vacation I was choosen to fill in. I guess since I was an art school drop out, they figured that I might know something about color. HA!

Seemed like the opportunity of a lifetime for a 19 something kid. WRONG!!!! 

The editor at the time only liked really fluffy stuff, he explained to me how news in general was depressing. That people in his community looked forward to their single happy color photo on the cover of their hometown newspaper. And when they arrived home from their boring jobs, that they wanted to be greeted with a "happy" color photo on their door step. Face up.

His formula for photos was as follows:

Spring = Flowers blooming or kids playing outdoors
Summer = Flowers blooming or kids playing around water
Fall = close up of leaves or kids raking (or playing in) leaves
Winter - pretty ice photos or kids building snowmen

Do you know how hard it is to shoot the same god awful things everyday?

I would literarily have to park outside a school and follow kids home, just hopping that they did something interesting enough to shoot. I always wondered if I was in some database somewhere, flagged as a potential pedo. "Watch this guy, he follows kids home, background check says that he is an art school drop out."

Let's just say that I dreaded those days. It was years before I would pick up another camera. Just recently I forked out the money for a decent digital camera and now I prowl the streets, looking for something to shoot. The difference is that it's on my terms.

The formula is as follows: Does it interest me, then shoot it.

With no further bullshit, I introduce you to my new blogging adventure entitle: the Daily Drink. The goal is to shoot and post one photo a day. The subtitle here reads "A photo a day to keep my boredom away".

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About this Site

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Justin Makler Born 02/02/1971


Shooting professionally for over 15 years and counting.

Last place of employment: Hearst Newspapers 1991-1998 (San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, Albany Times Union, Seattle PI etc..)

Current Place of Employment: Hearst Magazines: 1998- today (Cosmo, Seventeen, Marie Clair, Harpers Bazaar, ect...)

2006-2008 Freelance gigs: Maxim, Complex, International Swede, Vice, Life and Style, OK, Entertainment Weekly, etc..

Sometimes it almost feels too easy taking pictures in New York City, other days there seems to be nothing more impossible. Every single day I walk the endless city streets, I travel in the tunnels underneath looking for my own fictional reality something to capture and call my own.

My goal is to shoot and post a photo a day, everyday for the next 3 years. To capture the ultimate candid moment, the nameless faces, the disregarded eightieth of a second that may have lived and died unseen if it wasn’t for the click of my shutter. To create a diary of random thoughts, spontaneous writing and the stories inspired by the stolen moments captured by my camera.

What makes my photographs different from the countless photographers that fill the streets? Nothing. However they are mine and I decided to share them with the few that may stumble upon my little photographic diary.


Who the hell are you? Just some bored 30 something guy looking for a place to post the photos that I take in-between the "real" photo shoots. "Real" = stuff I get paid for.

How much time do you spend shooting for this site? Anywhere from 5 min to a few hours. Most of the shots during the week are taken during my commute to and from my office.(The job, the one that pays for my extravagant life style.)

How many photos do you take a day for this site? Often I only get to shoot one, the most I have shot was about 800. If I had to guess an average, it would be about 25 photos a day. This is not counting the stuff I shoot for work (studio and nite-life)

You took my photo but I don't see it? Sorry. Contact me with the day I took your photo and the location and I'll gladly send you a copy.

Why do you do this? Two reasons. First is as header of the site reads; To keep the boredom away. Treating this project as you would a job, it forces me to look at things differently, to shoot things that I normally wouldn't shoot. To break my eye.

What do you shoot? Mostly a Nikon D1X, D70S, and a D300.

What's up with the sites name, thedailydrink.com? The original thought was that it would be a replacement for all the drinking that I do when I'm not working. I'm a recovering alcoholic, every morning I'm recovering. The more structured time that I have, the less time for drinking. However as you can see I often figure a way around this by shooting photos in the bars.

What's up with the nick name "Shoofly"? My real name is Justin Makler but when I was really young my granddaddy use to call me Shoofly. He said that I was like a fly on a horses ass, nothing but bothersome.

Will you take my photo? Sure.

copyright & legal shit

copyright information

If you’d like to use one of my photographs on a personal website, or for any other non-commercial purpose, please ask first; chances are I’ll probably say yes. Alternatively, if you have a commercial interest in any of my images, or would like to commission me for a project of your own, please contact me to discuss licensing and fees.

legal stuff

All text and images, unless otherwise noted, are subject to US and international copyright laws and are the property of Justin Makler © 2003-08. No photograph may be reproduced, copied, stored, manipulated, or used whole or in part of a derivative work, without the written permission of Justin Makler. All rights reserved.

Why your camera doesn't matter! Don't be owned.

Justin Makler AKA Shoofly

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