Camera Arts making a comeback

copyright Douglas Stockdale

With the May 2008 bankruptcy of the Camera Arts magazine by Tim Anderson, the Publisher & Editor, I thought that the magazine was a goner. Which was sad after I had a great conversation with Tim at the Palm Springs Photo Festival during my portfolio review session.  Which resulted in a request to submit my folio Foundations for his consideration to feature in his magazine. So I had dutifully mailed to Tim the whole package of evaluation prints and CDs; the works.  

Then to find out that it would probably not every be published by this magazine. Darn, dang and double drat.

Well, I still do not think that my folio Foundations will be published in Camera Arts, but the “magazine” is getting a second (third?) life. Doing a random check of odd things on the web, I just found that Steve Simmons who had owned Camera Arts and sold it to Tim, is now getting the magazine title back. Steve is currently the Publisher of View Camera magazine.

But this time, it appears that it is coming back only as an on-line internet magazine. And supposedly sometime late this month.

Best regards,



Featured photograph: “Arizona Monsoon” photograph copyright of Douglas Stockdale, folio Foundations


Postscript; regretfully Camera Arts magazine did not make its virtual come back, as this magazine is sadly now a footnote in photographic history.


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  1. I want to respond to your posting about Steve Simmons. I had sent my subscription renewal check to Tim Anderson in March 2007. I heard nothing and the website provided no information. I contacted the New Mexico Attonery General’s Office and was told that Tim Anderson had given all the unchecked subscription checks to Steve Simmons, who then cashed them but is not providing a magazine.

    I have written to Steve Simmons twice and gotten no response. This guy is cheating me and who knows how many other folks out of our money

  2. Beth – if it’s any consolation, I was searching for the contact information of someone at Camera Arts in order to do some advertising, as they were mentioned in a forum we sponsor as being a magazine someone read (I compiled my list in 2006 and refer to it when working on new campaigns).

    Looks like I should make sure not to pay him up front, eh? :)

    Tisk tisk for people that don’t respond when you contact them for a refund and they OWE YOU.

  3. Project 12 – Global Photography Art Project
    Inspiring Peace and Environmental Awareness

    On the 8. 8. 2008 while my family drove around Iceland on our annual summer tour, because of the date, I began to contemplate numerology and its effects on the various cultures around the world. Eventually I realised that the year 2012 was unique. All years have 12 months but only that year out of the whole century also ended with the number 12. An opportunity like this only arrives once in a lifetime. How could I use this amazing conflagration of the number 12 to unite the world, a lifetime desire of mine. How to make something that we can pass on to our descendants as a major part of human cultural history?

    As an oil painter, I try to carry my camera around with me at all times as you never know the moment when there is just the most amazing sunset, full moon on the mountains, crashing waves on the shore etc. etc. scenes that will never exist again In exactly the same lighting or environmental conditions.

    The idea developed to make a history of the world in 12 moments in the year 2012 with participants taking part all around the world showing mother earth in all her glory for those same 12 days, one in each month. I hope there will be world peace in my lifetime, but for now on those 12 days we can encourage the world to shoot photographs instead of weapons.

    So once in each of the 12 months in 2012 we are looking for participants to take a photograph of their chosen site and upload it to our website

    2012 has had many predictions ranging from “The end of the world” to “The Age of Aquarius”, we also see the rise of the 99%, environmental groups and other worldwide movements instigating great changes. I believe that 2012 will herald in a new era of greater freedom in all fields for mankind. What better reason to make a photographic record of this year!

    Project 12 has 4 categories:

    12:12:12 – a record of the mystical year 2012 from your perspective.
    Peace 12 – Photography and art inspiring World Peace.
    Gaia 12 – Photography and art encouraging environmental awareness.
    A Study of 12 – Highlight your passion or favourite things with an example of one each month.

    To make the project even more fun, it is also a competition with the prize in each category photographic equipment up to the value of 1,200 Euros and the Grand Prize a trip to Iceland for 2 for one week with your own personal guide, myself! I will take you round and show you some of the best landscapes you have seen in your life. You should be prepared to come with your cameras to capture all the inspirational panoramic landscapes, seascapes, Icelandic horses, glaciers, volcanos, lava fields etc. Truly, Iceland is a photographers dream!

    Project 12 is a registered non-profit organisation, to cover basic running costs we are charging a one time entry fee of just 12€ (Euro) which will give members access to their own Project 12 page where you can upload your photos, be able to vote on other members entries, befriend fellow photographers from far flung places in the world and perhaps make plans to work together on future projects, be entered into the competition and have your work stored for posterity online with all the other entries. If your entry is included in any subsequent book then you will receive royalties for your work. We plan to use the best of the entries in a photographic book and hold Project 12 exhibitions around the world.

    Wouldn’t the world be a more joyful and peaceful place if people shot photographs instead of weapons? For at least these 12 seconds in the year 2012 let us try to unite worldwide in producing something beautiful and lasting for mankind. Time is short to get the word out to the world before the 11th Jan. the deadline for category 12:12:12. The other 3 categories the deadline is 31st Jan (you may join these 3 categories after the official deadline and up to the end of the year but with a small late fee incurred).

    Let’s make this the most awesome inspiring world wide photographic art project ever! Together, with each person doing just one small good and beautiful thing, we can make this a better world.

    LoVe & Peace
    Pauline McCarthy
    Akranes, Iceland, Europe

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