Joshua Blevins Peck

I was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma and grew up in rural Oklahoma. Constantly battling wanderlust, some of the cities I've lived in are London, Seattle, Tulsa, Dallas, New York City, and Los Angeles. I currently live in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

All photography was created with a variety of analogue film cameras without any digital manipulation or cropping whatsoever. The images were made by a camera, not a computer. My three favorite cameras that I own are Hassalblad 500 C/M, Nikon FM2, and Olympus Pen FT. In 2011-2013, 2016 and 2018, I participated in solo and group shows connected to Dead Cinema, Fishing the Arkansas River, and other work. In 2012 I was selected as an emerging artist by the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition. To see more photographs, go to my Instagram site Blevins Fotografic as I have been trying to post a single new image there every day since the start of 2019. Some days, when Iā€™m feeling especially frisky, I post two photographs! 

Outside of my interest in photography, I've worked as an archivist and librarian, self-published numerous zines and during the 1990s, before I promptly retired from the music making world in 1999, was involved with a bunch of lo-fi releases ranging from ambient electronic drones to raw, literate folk that usually included magical cassette tape hiss. In 2013, I came out of musical retirement and have been creating minimal electronic music with synthesizers and drum machines under the names of Monument, Telegrafs, and Centuries of Monochrome, which you can hear on the music portion of this website. For a number of years I was a film programmer at the historic movie theatre Circle Cinema in Tulsa, Oklahoma and have written about cinema for many online and print publications. Presently, I write a monthly documentary column for Library Journal with the alliterative title of Real Reels. From 2005-2012 I helmed the film blog CineRobot and in 2014, I edited some of my favorite essays that appeared on CineRobot and the book 24 Frames Per Second emerged. I've written a couple of comedic novels [Unpaved Road, Say Hello to Wires] which I dreamt would become cult classics and beloved by a small group of readers. Instead, they appear to be drifting toward oblivion. Check out the books page for more information on getting a copy of 24 Frames Per Second and Say Hello to Wires.

Although I would prefer something written by hand, I can be reached digitally at nostalgiclibrarian@gmail.com.