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

Thorn in the side of photography?

Lewis Bush, recently claimed he had finished writing on his blog, then another article appeared. What a ripper it was. He has thrown down the gauntlet for anyone aspiring to take up the cause of being a thorn in the side of photography. With a short list of points to help one get started. I must admit… Continue reading Thorn in the side of photography?

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

Currently Reading*

The summer holidays is a time to dip into my extensive photobook library. Or even just my library. Sadly this year my books are packed away for the duration of the renovation we are having built for us at the moment.  Since packing up I have bought 3 books and also kept a handful of texts… Continue reading Currently Reading*