Long Reads or why Susan Sontag is so 1980

Here’s a quote from her seminal text being written about on another website in 3 parts. The surrealist’s search for ‘the other’ is ultimately no different from what motivates documentary photographers, who are little more than socio-economic tourists in other people’s lives: “The view of reality as an exotic prize to be tracked down […]… Continue reading Long Reads or why Susan Sontag is so 1980

Abstraction & Chance

My body of work about abstraction perhaps has its roots in this quote, by Frederick Sommer. Photography is well adapted to work by the laws of chance. Poetic and speculative photographs can result if one works carefully and accurately, yet letting chance relationships have full play Taken from the NGA  [USA]website 

The Gifts of Good Pictures*

*When shared by great teachers. I had the good fortune to attend a workshop run by one of my teachers from my University years this weekend. Here’s a short clip to give you a sense of how he thinks and teaches about pictures. Good fortune or common sense though its hard to tell. It was… Continue reading The Gifts of Good Pictures*

Bill Henson Quote

One of the millennial gifts of art is that it sends people off on their own journey because there’s no correct way of looking at a photograph, just like there’s no correct way to listen to Mozart. All photography is evidence of something but you also have to go beyond that prescriptive thing you have… Continue reading Bill Henson Quote