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.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.Read More
I have reviewed quite a few books now. As a process for me its very rewarding. I get to sit and take in the images in the books and the consolidate my thoughts about them here. It serves a double purpose really. Firstly it actually gives me a reference point, almost like a library of my thoughts about the wonderful books that I am lucky enough to own. Secondly, it provides a point for people to come and read about some of the books themselves. This book is a little different to the others that I have written about thus far. This is one of the books that I purchased on my trip to Japan. It really is something that will be a bit of a love or hate type deal. I knew nothing of Mariko Shindo before leaving for Japan, but I am very happy that I was able to find out a little about her through the pages of her book. Since admiring the book itself I have been trying to find out more about her, but havent found a good source yet.Read More
My name is Chris Trigaux; I’m born and raised in Connecticut in the US. During high school, photography became one of my biggest interests. I would double up on photo classes and spend my free periods in the black and white darkroom at school. I also spent a ton of time googling stuff about cameras when I was home (still do). I’m a total tech nerd when it comes to gear. I just graduated with my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Photography from Syracuse University. I took a class there on photo books from master Doug DuBois, which really changed my whole outlook on images and art.Read More
Just a pre warning, some of the images in this post may be considered not safe for work. Timing is interesting. I was on Facebook today and a good friend posted some photos of some books that he was taking back home with him from a trip. One of them was Daido Moriyama's Mirage. I had this post set as a place holder already and when I saw the image on Facebook I decided it was the right time to finally start to write it.
Added to this is the fact that I am traveling for work at the moment and as a little inspiration I have brought some books with me that I have been planning on writing about for a while. One of them was Mirage.Read More
So Tokyo... I have a lot of films that I am processing at the moment. I have a lot of printing to do as well. As I dont have images, but I want to get some thoughts out on the trip now, I thought I would use some images from some of my favourite Japanese photographers in this post.Read More
Creativity is an interesting topic, and its one that I think deserves some thought from those of us that think we belong to the small group of people on this planet that would consider themselves to be creative souls. This post has been something that has been brewing for a while I think. This is the case with a lot of the random rambles that I tend to pen. The ones that are more from me and for me, and anyone who wants to read them is just a bystander.
The funny thing is that the catalyst for me actually setting up the placeholder in my pending posts lists and starting to write some content was actually a management development program that I am doing at work at the moment. Far, far, far from creative right? Yes... Right...Read More