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Willow Alley, 1981

Posted in postcard with tags , , , , , , , on 2018/07/21 by jimhairphotos

PostcardWillowAlley1981I have made a 12 postcard pack of the image above (Willow Alley) that you may purchase through the link below:


Bob and Ellie, 1973

Posted in postcard with tags , , , , , , , on 2018/07/21 by jimhairphotos

PostcardBobandEllie1973I have made a 12 postcard pack of the image above (Bob and Ellie) that you may purchase through the link below:


Mimes, 1975

Posted in postcard with tags , , , , , , , on 2018/07/21 by jimhairphotos

PostcardMimes1975I have made a 12 postcard pack of the image above (Mimes) that you may purchase through the link below:


Santa Cruz Streetworkers, 1973

Posted in postcard with tags , , , , , , , , , on 2018/07/21 by jimhairphotos

JimHairPostcardStreetworkersSantaCruz1973I have made a 12 postcard pack of the image above (Santa Cruz Streetworkers) that you may purchase through the link below:


An Assortment of Postcards

Posted in postcard with tags , , , , on 2018/07/18 by jimhairphotos

PostcardAngels1975

Early on in my adventure as a photographer I submitted a few images I was very proud of to a small art photography magazine.  This was the mid ’70’s and I actually received a rejection note, with the comment that my work was seen (negatively), as merely postcard photographs.  I aspired to be Edward Weston or Dorothea Lange, so for a few days I was depressed, thinking that the work I had confidently submitted, was not as complex or beautiful, or insightful as I had imagined.

At some point, as if I went through a doorway into another room, I realized that making “postcard” images was not a bad thing, and I have happily enjoyed the thought that my photographs might have their own life wandering the world.  I love the idea that something I’ve experienced; photographed and printed, rather than hanging silently alone on a bare wall, might be discovered by someone I’ve never met, decorated with a unique stamp and the personal writing from a friend.

My favorite images are created as collaborations with someone I meet, and the postcard as object allows that collaboration to extend to people I may never meet.

A Baker’s Dozen Assortment Set of Postcards

13 different images, $10 per set, free shipping


Tacho Arce, 1975

Posted in postcard with tags , , , , , , , on 2018/07/18 by jimhairphotos

PostcardTacho1975

I have made a 12 postcard pack of the image above (Tacho Arce) that you may purchase through the link below:


Birthday Sale Print

Posted in Prints with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 2018/07/10 by jimhairphotos

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Limited to 65 numbered 8” x 10” prints, the “birthday” sale is active from July 10 ending July 17.

Prints numbered 1 through 4 are reserved by the photographer, print number 5 will be donated to the San Francisco Public Library, Special Collections, all other prints will be sold first come first served, with a limit of one print per buyer.

Each print will include a document recalling the circumstances of the making of the photograph in 1991, and the specific print number, signed by Jim Hair.

“Marian and Vivian Brown, San Francisco Embarcadero, 1991” was made by Jim Hair using a Hasselblad camera and Fuji Reala 120 film.  It has not been offered for sale previously, and will not be available for the special “birthday price” after July 17, 2018.

First patented in 1912, the “chromogenic” process for creating color film and prints is nearly extinct, replaced by digital media and methods.  The chemistry and equipment necessary to create this print is presently limited, and may soon be completely unavailable.

The print offered in this sale was enlarged from the original 1991 negative and optically printed by Jim Hair, in the Photoland color darkroom at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington on July 9, 2018.  The actual image size is 7.5” x 7.5” with white borders printed on 8” x 10” Fuji Crystal Archive glossy paper.