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 [my two favorites are a Hasselblad 500 C/M and Nikon FM2] without any digital manipulation or cropping whatsoever. The images were made by a camera, not a computer. In 2011-2013, 2016 and 2018, I participated in solo and group shows connected to Dead Cinema, Fishing the Arkansas River, and other work. I was selected as an emerging artist by the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition in 2012. 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, I 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. I've programmed movies at an historic movie theatre, worked as a film projectionist, and written about cinema for many online and print publications. In 2005, I created the film blog CineRobot that lasted until 2012. 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 I've written a couple of unpublished comedic novels [Unpaved Road, Say Hello to Wires] which I dreamt would become cult classics and beloved by a small group of readers.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 if you want information on how to get a copy.

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