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Showing posts from September, 2015

Pinkerton and Lesham: No Man's Land

Straight walls curved like pages of a book


software or technique fail

in visible forces

interior of site b

outlying area

way in

my bike at wasteland

the surface of the comet

excavated sky

Moon (test)

wasteland #2

a small section of wasteland

Gustave Courbet: Origin of the World - and intervention

super toilet




shopping with Vera Lutter and Ed Rushcha

live and neutral wires


Lee Friedlander: Muleshoe Ranch Preserve, Arizona, (1999)

Friedlander/Bonnard photographs/drawings show at Pace/MacGill

Erin O'Keefe: Things As They Are

collectordaily review and photographer's website

Painted wood and tinted plexiglass assembled and photographed - straight photography.

aluminium sheet

sensor burn


the view from hiroshi sugimoto's bathroom




shoulder length hair

hard core photography

way in #2

way in #1

Mariela Sancari: Moisés

Review on collectordaily

Portraits of men of a certain age - respondents to her newspaper ad - the age her father would have been had he not committed suicide when Sancari was 14.

closed couple


Found, Frank Auerbach

Hester Scheurwater: All I Ever Wanted, (2015)

collectordaily review

   There's a long tradition of women photographers reacting to objectification in photography by getting their kit off.  Every degree show at every university there's someone showing their commitment that way.  Hester Scheurwater's 2015 book is pretty much along those dubious lines but rather than shoot in a studio or out on location with a 10x8 plate camera to establish academic credentials these are 24/7 semi-porno selfies done-at-home with a point and shoot.

   The poses are made spatially complex through the use of sheets of mirror and some must have demanded a fair bit of effort in contorting the body.  The first here, up against a mirror, suggests she was on 5 inch high heels bent backwards onto the floor facing the ceiling and reaching up to take the shot, without really being able to see what the framing looked like.  I expect she took a lot of shots to have a better chance to get the right one.  Her use of flash and the fact the mirror is di…

Sally Mann:Hold Still, at NGA, (2015)

Eamonn Doyle: On, (2015)

Eamonn Doyle: On, (2015)

Sally Mann

I couldn't get comfortable enough to sleep last night so looked out my window and listened instead to Sally Mann reading from her auto-biography recently at the NGA. Intelligent, informed and dispensing with faux intellectualism, instead an honest account of a life lived and how photography broadened the meaning of that life.

Stephen Shore and William Eggleston

Apparently Lewis Baltz once said in an interview (presumably at least 20 years ago) that there were only two colour photographers.  I guess he would have been referring to Shore and Eggleston.