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An incomplete list of what was great about Candela's Indie PhotoBook Showcase

Posted on May 09, 2016 by Ashly Stohl

1. Quirk Hotel decided I was the 1,000,000 member of their loyalty club, and left me a cake, a bottle of champagne, flowers, and...a copy of Gordon's book!!!  Welcome to Richmond, Virginia.

2. I ate fried chicken for every meal except for the one where I ate fried pork.

3. Candela Gallery is an amazing space run by some pretty awesome people.  Gordon Stettinius is not just a gallery owner, and book publisher, but he's also one of us - a photographer.  He has a million great ideas, and is a really funny guy.

4. LISA ELMALEH & MEG GRIFFITHS

5. Eliott Dudik and Jared Ragland working really, really hard while we sat around.

6. Eliott Dudik's John Snow hair.

7. The real grownup at Candela is Ashby Nickerson.  She is half my age, but for the moment has twice the white hair.  By choice.

8. Seeing people light up from looking at Charth Vader prints warmed my cold and icy heart.  Until now, I haven't shown him much, and I forgot how good it feels to watch people enjoy your work.  Not sure I've shown anything that prompted such good feelings in people.  It made me happy.

9. The Charth Vader book was acquired by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, where it will be added to their Special Collections.  Thank you, Lee Viverette!!

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Peanut Press x Candela's Indie PhotoBook Showcase

Posted on April 25, 2016 by Ashly Stohl

Peanut Press is taking it's show on the road!

Our friend and colleague, Gordon Stettinius is hosting the Indie PhotoBook Showcase at his Candela Gallery in Richmond, Virginia.  Six Charth Vader prints will be featured in the gallery, and we will be selling limited editions, and the last few trade editions of the (sold out!)  Charth Vader book!!!  

from Candela:

Candela Books + Gallery will feature a compelling selection of work from eleven well-crafted, self-published and small press photography books.
The purpose of the exhibition is to highlight the range of ways independently published photography books are being produced today. As a publisher, Candela is committed to the quality and design of the printed medium. We believe the photographic books on view have an intimate relationship with each photographer's work and make a remarkable contribution to their legacy.

Read more about the event here.

Events:

PhotoBook Fair: Saturday, May 7th, 1-5pm
Happy Hour & Panel Discussion: Saturday, May 7th, 5-7pm

Come on over and say hi!

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Printing a Peanut Publication

Posted on July 29, 2015 by Ashly Stohl

Why did we print Charth Vader at Meridian Printing in Rhode Island?  They have printed some amazing books for our favorite photographers.  If it's good enough for Lee Friedlander, Richard Avedon, Robert Adams and Irving Penn, it's good enough for us.

We arrived in the morning and the first sheet was already printed.

Thanks to Joe Chanin's many rounds of proofs, and the skill of the guys running the press, it looked amazing.  But there was still work to be done.  Registration needs to be checked, and ink levels changed to adjust the tones of the image.  How do you do that?

First you get a group of people to stand around and look at the sheet.

Then you wave your hands over it.

Throw it in the trash.

And ask the giant press for a new one.

While the press is working on your new sheets, there is time to kill. You can immerse yourself in Meridian's a library of amazing photo books,

and get some important work done.

Then we recheck the press proofs

and the whole process starts again.  It's exhausting.

But by the end of the day, we had something that we all could agree looked amazing.

Ashly gave the final ok

and the pages were printed...

Joe was blown away by the quailty of the printing at Meridian.

Now the sheets will be cut and bound, and turned into a book.  Pre-order yours today!

 http://peanutpressbooks.com/collections/charth-vader

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Charth Vader in Black+White Mag!

Posted on July 28, 2015 by Ashly Stohl

Keep an eye out for Susan Burnstine's fabulous feature about Charth Vader in this month's Black+White magazine.  Do you subscribe?  You should...

https://www.thegmcgroup.com/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=698

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Editing Charth Vader

Posted on January 04, 2015 by Ashly Stohl

Sequencing the Charth Vader book!!

A photo posted by Ashly Stohl (@ashlyleostohl) on

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Welcome, Peanut

Posted on November 25, 2014 by Ashly Stohl

Peanut Press is creating it's first book, Charth Vader, featuring the photography of Ashly Stohl.  

Ashly has been photographing the struggles of her visually impaired sons, and is in the process of creating a compelling book of her work. The book is edited by photographer, David Carol, and will be available in the spring of 2015.

To stay informed of Charth Vader's release, scroll down, and add your name to our mailing list.

Ashly Stohl's website: http://www.ashlystohl.com
Charth Vader's website: http://www.charthvader.com

 

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