Professor Lipps Transforms Old Into New

Monday, August 25, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -- “I make photographs about photography,” says Lipps, whose work fits the criterion for “Secondhand,” a comprehensive exhibition of found and reused images at Pier 24 Photography, the mammoth museum on the San Francisco waterfront. “A printed image is how 99.9 percent of us experience art objects, because very few of us go out and see them in person,” says Lipps, an assistant professor of Art, on tenure track, at San Francisco State. He teaches photography, but not the kind of photography he practices. Most students are interested in street photography, and the only pictures Lipps takes are in his one-room studio on Market Street, across from Zuni Cafe.