There are a great number of photographers that I admire of course. There are few that I idolise just a little. Parke is one of these, so writing about his work is a little intimidating. Of course he is loved by many in a way that is likely genre neutral, but its not the way others feel about his work that makes penning something about his books difficult for me, its my personal feelings.Read More
I havent posted for like... Forever. I was jarred into gear the other day when I had an issue with my web host shutting down their servers. Freaked me out. Thought I had lost everything... Its amazing when I think about the amount of time and effort that has gone into this short little blog here and thats exactly what I thought about as soon as it looked like it was gone. It was like losing a thesis, and it wouldnt have been something that I would have been able to replace. Needless to say, my backup plan for this little beast is now a lot more prudent. I cant imagine what someone with a much larger web presence would have done in my situation... I guess I could likely find 3 or 4 post way back when this whole thing started about 2 years ago about finding balance and the motivation thats required to keep doing something. Its interesting. I dont have a massive readership. Hell, sometimes I wouldnt be surprised if I could count the number of people who read one of my posts on one hand. I dont really care about that. I dont spend hours and hours trying to improve my SEO scores and leaving tags on things to try and up my web presence through social media. Thats just not me.Read More
I was lucky enough to get my copy of Half Life by Michael Ackerman a few months back. A good friend let me know about the book and the fact there were a small number of them available from VU. He said that I had to buy it, simple as that... It was sound advice and shows how much this friend knows my style of photography. I have contemplated the book for these few months and each time I pick it up I find some new reason to love it more and more. Simply a stunning collection of dark deep random images that come together to form a special special book... I am sitting here at the moment listening to a French House playlist... Funky. Different. French.Read More
Some of you may not know John Goldsmith, but if you dont then you should look him up. He can be found here.
John is also in some great company as a founding member of strange.rs collective.
But were here for a book right...
Drop Out of Art School was a shock to the system for me, and I will elaborate a little on why. I think it was due to the fact that I had this preconceived idea of the sort of images John would put in a book. This wasnt it. And to be honest, I recon John is smiling about that fact as he reads this.Read More
I have been lucky enough to have a chat to my good friend Tatum Wulff. Tatum is someone who I admire as an artist and a person, and I think her answers to the questions below show a lot of her bright spirit and soul. I hope you all enjoy learning a little more about Tatum and her approach to photography.Read More
I have had this one listed as a place holder for sometime now. Its daunting to even think about writing about the book for a few reasons. 1. Its a massive collection of some of the most famous works from Daido Moriyama. Such a prolific worker, so such a large volume.
2. I idolise his work in many ways, so I am a little hesitant to write about what I think is the most complete collection of his finest photos.
3. I take photos of some of the images in the books that I review, and honestly... as I cant show you every page I feel like this review will be a little unfinished. The book should be enjoyed in its entirety.Read More
Some may know I have recently published a small zine from a series of images from a trip to Tokyo. Truth be told its a process that I almost fell into in some ways. I had no intention of publishing a series of images before leaving, but the end to end process of shooting, processing, and printing didnt seem complete when I had finished the work. It was through this process that I realised some things. As I started to understand I wanted to publish the set as a series of images I undertook a process of investigating others that had done something similar. What I found was intriguing.Read More
Dan Domme self publishes small run print zines, and I have had a chat to him about that, as well as general banter about photography. Have a read below. Images in this post are all rights reserved and ©Dan Domme unless stated otherwise.Read More