What FILE Was
The purpose of FILE was to collect and display photographs that treated subjects in unexpected ways. Alternate takes, odd angles, unconventional observations - these are some of the ways photographs collected in FILE reinterpreted traditional genres. We left the Kodak Moments to the family album, the glossy fashion spreads to Vogue, and the photo finishes to ESPN. Rather than taking the well-trod paths, we veered off to get a different perspective. Confused? Browse The Collection. The photos say it better than we can.
What FILE Was Not
FILE magazine was not a photoblog, photo challenge/contest, or group photo album. FILE did not publish tips on taking photographs or provide evaluations of photo hardware or software. There are are many other sites that handle these topics better than FILE ever could have.
Who FILE Was
Andy Alfaro, the Photo Editor and Flash Developer, is a working photojournalist in Northern California.
Rick Alfaro, the Content Editor and Webslave, is an Information Developer at a large technology company.
Where file got its photographs
The editors at FILE magazine kept their eyes peeled, and when they saw something they liked, politely requested to include it in The Collection.
how file was made (a.k.a. colophon)
FILE's design and implementation would have been impossible without the assistance of two generous guys: the illustrious designer Greg Storey, of Airbag fame, who designed the logo, look, and feel of the site, and HTML-CSS guru Ryan Irelan, who turned Greg's vision into a tidy set of templates. This design and set of templates were taken by FILE's web lackey, who massaged, crumpled, puzzled over, and ultimately only slightly mutilated them in his largely successful attempt to get our content stuffed inside them.
file's disclaimers and weasel words
Photographs published on FILE are the property of the photographer. None of the photographs may be downloaded, stored, printed, manipulated, distributed, or used in any form without prior written permission from the copyright holder. Works published on this website are protected under domestic and international copyright laws and are not considered to be public domain.
FILE assumes no legal liability whatsoever for the works of its contributors. All works submitted to FILE must be the sole, original property of the contributor(s), have the appropriate model releases, and cannot interfere with any other publication or company's publishing rights.