Category Archives: Publications

Times Square: Winter 2015 (Video)

Slideshow with Street Sounds: Times Square, Winter 2015

This is a slide show in video format. The sounds were recorded at Times Square on Friday, March 20, 2015. The images are from February and March… during a record-breaking cold winter here in NYC. This is my first experience as a “sound engineer”! Subject-wise this is a continuation of my “people walking” theme.

The images were shot with me moving towards my subject as they move towards me. Technically that is a bit tricky. I shoot with most automatic features turned off (to make the camera maximally responsive), and I pre-focus the camera. I shoot too fast to really compose or to know what I’m getting; I have auto review turned off. So I’m carrying over the chance and surprise aspects of my Holga work to my newer digital way of working.

The video is 2 minutes long. I hope you enjoy it.


Also posted in 2015

People Walking – Blurb Book: May 14, 2013

People Walking (the book)

Heh, everyone…. this is my first attempt at a book. Now that I’m shooting digitally and working with normal proportioned images such things are possible! I just quickly put it together, but maybe you will get an idea of what I’m up to these days.

All the pictures were shot in April 2013.

Below is the live Blurb website. The book can be viewed and purchased from this site.

Also posted in 2013

Photo Techniques Magazine: May/June 2007

Photo Techniques Magazine

Showcased in Photo Techniques Magazine: Film, Plastic, and Silicon: The Low-Tech High-Tech Images of Susan Bowen, Vol. 28, No. 3, May/June 2007, pages 20-23.


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Click HERE for the text of the article.

Also posted in 2007

Light Leaks Magazine: May 2007

Light Leaks Magazine

Profiled in Light Leaks Magazine: Showcase: Susan Bowen, Issue 6, May 2007, pages 44-47.

Light Leaks Magazine is dedicated to photographers who love their Dianas, Holga’s, Pinholes, Polaroids, and many other cameras of lo-fi photography.”

Light Leaks was a wonderful low-budget publication dedicated to images created by toy/low-tech cameras and the cameras who made them. Issue 19 was sadly the last issue.



Also posted in 2007

Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity: 2006

Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity

Inclusion in the book Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity by Michelle Bates, Focal Press, 2006, pages 46-49, 116-117. May be purchased on Amazon.com.

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Also posted in 2006

On the Road, Center for Fine Art Photography: February 10 – March 25, 2006

On the Road

Center for Fine Art Photography, Poudre River Arts Center, 400 North College Ave., Fort Collins, CO. 2/10-3/25/06. [1 piece: ‘J&N Feed Supply’]


Showcased in Camera Arts Magazine
, February/March 2006.

Also posted in 2006

Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age: 2008

Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age

Inclusion in the book Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age, by Robert Hirsch, Focal Press, 2008. Chapter 7, ‘Time, Space, Imagination, and the Camera’, page 195.

Light & Lens: Photography in the Digital Age is a groundbreaking introductory book that clearly and concisely provides the instruction and building blocks necessary to create thought-provoking digitally based photographs. It is an adventurous idea book that features numerous classroom-tested assignments and exercises from leading photographic educators to encourage you to critically explore and make images from the photographers’ eye, an aesthetic point of view.”

Also posted in 2008

CD Covers, Reuben Radding: 2005

CD Covers, Reuben Radding

Images used for two CD covers for jazz bassist Rueben Radding:

Intersections, Pine Ear Music, Fall 2005


Fugitive Pieces, Pine Ear Music, Winter 2005

Review of CD in Paris Transatlantic: “An increasing number of musicians and listeners are looking upon traditional free jazz as a stylistic cul-de-sac, and bassist Reuben Radding confronts the problem head on with this new disc on his own Pine Ear imprint. Assembling an ensemble of players at the vanguard of process- and texture-oriented improv, Radding spearheads a program of music that borrows from electro-acoustic and ambient musics, even though the instrumentation at first glance suggests a conventional jazz combo. … Radding’s bass suggests the creak of wind-blown rigging on a sea-faring clipper. Drones and grainy scrapes abound, as well as lulls into near-silence. It’s a standout performance, and the piece’s marathon 32-minute length feels fully justified. A word of praise is due too for the cover art by Susan Bowen: the images of junkyard materials recombined into new architectural configurations beautifully complement the music.–DT”


Also posted in 2005

Language Issue, Surface Magazine: February 17 – April 20, 2005

Language Issue

Surface Magazine. Featured in online magazine. 2/17-4/20/05. [5 pieces: ‘Running from Dick Tator Ship’, ‘Seven Billion, in the Red’, ‘Not the Answer’, ‘Orange Jacket and Macy’s’, ‘Where is the Atomic Love’]

Also posted in 2005

Readingground Magazine Cover: Spring 2004

Readingground Magazine, Spring 2004

Three images featured on cover and 2 images in the interior of Issue #4.

Readingground Magazine was a Brooklyn literary magazine.

Also posted in 2004