We’ve Moved

Saturday, February 26th, 2011 - Nicholas Calcott

On Shadow has reactivated!

Please visit our new site at http://www.onshadow.com.

The End

Thursday, October 14th, 2010 - Nicholas Calcott

I am very sorry to announce the end of the experiment that has been 12th Press and it’s accompanying blog, On Shadow.

I’ve had a good time doing this blog and the various projects that 12th Press has been involved in, but there are lots of people who are doing the same thing that I’ve been trying to do, but better and with more success than I’ve been able to.  I’ve never felt that I’ve had the time or resources to devote to 12th Press that it deserves, and in this age of self-publishing and internet ventures, I feel that my energy could be better spent adding to the conversation a new voice rather than joining into the chorus.

That being said, I’d like to point you to 3 great photographers whose work really deserves wider notice, and with whom I had been working to provide that.  Please, check out the work of Rian Dundon, Benedikt Richenbach, and Nicoló Degiorgis.

As for me, I will be taking a break from blogging for a couple of weeks before returning to reorganize this blog to serve as an archive, and probably beginning another with a slightly different focus (the creation of which I will announce here).

Thanks again to everyone who have so graciously allowed their work to be featured here, and to all of you internauts who have read, commented, clicked, and bought here on 12th Press.

New Site

Saturday, March 13th, 2010 - admin

We’re happy to unveil our new and improved web site!

Please take a moment to browse through – you’ll find that all of the old content is still here. Indeed, one of the motivations for redoing the site was to make the archive for our blog, On Shadow, more accessible and to integrate the blog and the main site more fully. You’ll also notice that we’ve made comments on the blog posts much more present, appearing directly on the front page of the blog so that readers may consult them and immediately see which posts have active discussions ongoing. All of this was done to pave the way for new book projects, which we’ll soon announce.

Anyways, we hope you like the new site – we’d love to hear any comments and feedback on the redesign at our e-mail address, info@12thpress.com. Please excuse the various small errors and problems with images – we’re working on fixing them all and should have everything up to par over the next week or so.


New Book

Monday, November 2nd, 2009 - Nicholas Calcott

We’re very pleased to announce the release of our newest book, Maps.

Maps consists entirely of images taken by the Luftwaffe over the skies of Poland and Eastern Germany during and immediately preceding World War II and now found in the German Federal Archives. Taken together the images could be seen as nothing more than an historical curiosity, but individually each image reveals itself as a stunning abstract photograph – the lines coming together to resemble such things as sutures, gashes, microcosms and 3D line displays.

Maps is comprised of 10 photographs, custom inkjet printed and screwpost bound, and is issued in an edition of 100.


Monday, April 6th, 2009 - Nicholas Calcott

After a long hiatus, 12th Press has returned.

We bring with us new posts for ON SHADOW by our resident author, Nicholas Calcott, and a new edition of his ‘zine, renamed ALREADY.

In addition, over the next months, we’ll be debuting additional books, continuing with ON SHADOW, and generally keeping busy. Please join our mailing list to stay informed of all of these things.