I often don't do a good job of keeping up with other peoples' blogs, because I get so distracted operating my own. I sometimes have to rediscover blogs I meant to follow loyally. For instance, I found when I visited it again today that The Salt Mine has really been getting going.
Mark thinks like a poet. He's a good example of how photography gets mixed inextricably with life. Check out his entertaining auto-conversation about Geoff Dyer, or his account of his numerous Blurb books.
I'd love to see all the books, but they're pretty expensive. That's one drawback of Blurb books. I might need to visit Mark to get to see them all, although it's been years since I've been back East. Not that it's not worth the price to get such high quality books in tiny quantities, but still, there's a limit to the book budget.
I ordered The Collaboration. Encountering the Victor Carroll work was a significant experience for me in my youth (it combines writing and photography in about equal measure, not often easy), so, what with personal narcissistic commemoration adding to its charms, I figured that would be a good one for me to pluck out from all the rest.
I really do want to see all of them, though, eventually. Mark's too interesting a photographer to have hewn a reputation as a major artist, but he's good, thought-provoking and always engaging.