Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Photos by Uri Korn
Published by Hamburger Eyes

Hamburger Eyes just released my new zine.
It is filled with photo portraits of earth dwelling critters.
It's 36 pages of beasts & is a limited edition of 100 copies.
Use the link below to go to the hamburger eyes store to purchase for only $5.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010

Hamburger Eyes / Fotovision Auction Fundraiser!!!!!!

** The above image is an 8×10 fiber based print by Bill Burke. It has drawing on the front, and it is signed and stamped on the back. If you win this photo, it comes with a small book of his!


"the only good war is a bidding war"
-Uri Korn-


July 15th 2010 – July 25th 2010

This year Hamburger Eyes has teamed up with Fotovision to bring you epic masterpieces at amazing prices. With the success of last year’s auction, we decided to make this particular collection available worldwide.

The auction will take place on EBAY for 10 days, and people all over the planet will be able to participate and bid on photographs and paintings from Hamburger Eyes and Fotovision contributors, supporters, friends, and family.

Hamburger Eyes donations include:
David Uzzardi, Sean Jerd, Ted Pushinsky, Alexander Martinez, Oscar Mendoza, Ray Potes, David Potes, Dennis Mcgrath, Thomas Campbell, Jason Roberts Dobrin, Michael Jang, John Harding, Stefan Simikich, Josh Lazcano, Audrey Erickson, Andrew Schoultz, Hilary Pecis, Uri Korn, Catherine Ryan, Tracy Timmins, John Oliver Hodges, Jim Goldberg, Bill Burke, Emilio Banuelos, Elena Carrasco, Forrest Kelley, Mark Murrmann, Albert Reyes, Rich Jacobs, Lonnie Dean, Joe Brook, Ari Marcopoulos, Peter Sutherland, Barry Mcgee, Cali Dewitt, and more!!

Fotovision donations include:
Larry Fink, Dorothea Lange, Nick Waplington, Bill Owens, Herb Ritts, Michelle Vignes, Colin Finlay, Marcus Bleasdale , Tim Hetherington , Ami Vitale, James Whitlow Delano, Camille Seaman, Kim Stringfellow , Ian Martin, Doug Menuez, Matt Herron, George Ballis, Richard Gordon, Darcy Padilla, Michael Rauner, Chris McCaw, Ernest Lowe, Jack Picone, Antonin Kratochvil, and more!!

Fotovision donations also include signed, collectible books by:
Susan Meiselas, SebastiĆ£o Salgado, Alec Soth, Alex Webb, Ken Light, Amy Arbus, Chris Killip, Danny Lyon, and more!!

All proceeds will benefit photography by helping Hamburger Eyes continue to produce world class books and magazines, as well as operate their darkroom rental facilty, the Photo Epicenter. And the nonprofit, Fotovision, can continue to advance documentary photography and storytelling through education, dialogue, and community.

For the locals, the entire collection will be available for viewing. They will be exhibited at the Fotovision space during the length of the auction. There will be computers setup and you will be able to bid right there on the spot! And, on the last day we will have a closing reception at the space and people can make last minute bids and we can all celebrate the fundraiser.

5515 Doyle St.
Emeryville, CA 94608

Auction runs July 15th - July 25th 2010
Viewing hours Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
4pm - 7pm, or call for appointment.

Closing reception July 25th 2010, 5:30pm - 9pm

Please help us spread the word by re-posting, sending to people who might be interested, twitter, etc. Thanks in advance.

Stay tuned! Each site will have images, info on pieces, links to the auctions, a catalog PDF download, and more..

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Etnies Shoes & Hamburger Eyes Magazine collaboration

Etnies Shoes releases the "Hamburger Eyes Magazine" Dog collage shoe and
my photo of the dogs above is included. My photo is titled "Fashion Slaves" and was in NYC in 1993.
As close as I will ever get to having a skateboard shoe have anything to do with me.
Shoes will be available for purchase through soon!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

"Casual Abyss" A Hamburger Eyes Photography Exhibit at The Mission Cultural Center SF

Some of my images that are included in the show ,"Casual Abyss", which is a Hamburger Eyes (
photo exhibit currently up at the Mission Cultural Center in San Francisco, California.
I shot some digitally and some with film. I did drum scans of the film and made chromogenic prints with the full negative edges showing in the final prints. I made prints between 16"x24" and 50"x70"- which is the largest print size I have made to date. The show runs from May 11th to June 5th and they are open 10-5pm everyday of the week. Stop by if you are free. I will also be posting installation shots of the exhibit shortly.

"Surf & Turf" Alameda, California 2010
printed 30"X45"
photo by Uri Korn

"Streets of Fire" Oakland, California 2008
printed 50"X70"
photo by Uri Korn

"Green Parrot" San Francisco, California 2006
printed 25"x35"
photo by Uri Korn

"Old & New Mexico" San Francisco, California 2010
printed 25"x35"
photo by Uri Korn

"El Mariachi" Juarez, Mexico 1995
printed 45"X50"
photo by Uri Korn

"Pug Life" Tampa, Florida 1992
printed 45"x50"
photo by Uri Korn

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Streets of St. Pete

"Man with Sunglasses and Brick Wall" St. Petersburg, Florida 1990
(photo copyright uri korn)

"Smoking At Night" St. Petersburg, Florida 1992
(photo copyright uri korn)

"Retired Couple" St. Petersburg, Florida 1992
(photo copyright uri korn)

"Two Dudes" Southside St. Petersburg, Florida 1993
(photo copyright uri korn)

Shooting portraits on the streets of St. Petersburg when I was growing up had a very strange quality. There was an abundance of eccentric and interesting people around. Mostly because St. Pete was once the retirement destination of choice,- there was always a huge population of "senior citizens" wandering around. It kind of retained the look of the 1950s because most of it's inhabitants were still dressing the same until 2000.
When I was growing up the average age of the town was 64- that is an old average.
But beyond age there was also a certain surreal style that seems to have pervaded the town like no where else I have ever lived.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Grand Voyager

"Grand Voyager- Laney Flea Market" Oakland, CA 2009
(photo by uri korn)

This musician was playing at the Laney Flea Market in Oakland-
his sign reads

"The melodies I am performing is among China's ten best with the instrument (chinese violin)-these two called "Pleasant Evening" and "Moon Reflection of Twin Springs" were selected as world famous folk songs and were broadcast from a Universal Space Ship.
The music is beautiful and moving."

He is referring to the Voyager space ship which was launched into space in 1977 by NASA to travel the cosmos with "The Golden Record"- It included many interesting songs from around the world, as well as information, diagrams, photos and paintings about the human race for any extraterrestrial life forms who may find it in the future. Among images included was a photo by Ansel Adams of the Golden Gate Bridge & another photo by Magnum Photographer Wayne Miller titled "Birth". Miller assisted on and helped to organize the famous photography exhibit "Family of Man" in 1955 at the Museum of Modern Art, which was curated by Edward Steichen, and was a huge photography exhibit attempting to encompass all aspects of human life- including an early photograph of the Milky Way.

"This is a present from a small, distant world, a token of our sounds, our science, our images, our music, our thoughts and our feelings. We are attempting to survive our time so we may live into yours." - President Jimmy Carter 1977

Note: click on the above photo to enlarge and notice the van parked behind the musician is a Chrysler "GRAND VOYAGER"

see the link here to the wikipedia page about it
here is the NASA link