Monthly Archives: August 2009

Source features eyecurious

Last week I got an email from the good people at Source magazine, telling me that they wanted to feature eyecurious on a list of 10 photo-blogs you should read. To my knowledge this is the first one of these that eyecurious has been featured on so thanks to Source for reading and for appreciating. […]

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Mariko Takeuchi on contemporary Japanese photography

After a lengthy blogging absence, Ferdinand Brueggeman has just posted an interview that he did for FOAM magazine with the curator and photo-historian, Mariko Takeuchi. Essential reading.

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“La rentrée” in Paris: upcoming exhibitions

As Paris slowly drags itself out of its long summer slumber, I thought this would be a good time to draw up a list of a few of the forthcoming photography exhibitions to look out for when the city switches itself back on in the next couple of weeks. The Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in the […]

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Eric Tabuchi

Eric Tabuchi is fond of the typology. He likes trucks, road signs, mobile homes, monuments, flowers, ruins and countryside skateparks. He even did a book called Twentysix Abandoned Gasoline Stations, an extension of Ed Ruscha’s Twentysix Gasoline Stations and a vision of our post-gasoline future. Although my attention span for typologies is shrinking by the […]

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Olivier Laude Esq. etc.

I am thoroughly enjoying Olivier Laude‘s portraits for their inventiveness, unrestrained use of colour, and particularly for their all-around hilarity, something which there is just not enough of in contemporary photography. Special mention for his titles too.

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Koji Onaka

Koji Onaka and his camera have been wandering around Japan—and sometimes further afield—for many years. In his 2007 book, Dragonfly, he writes: “People often say to me, ‘You’re lucky that all you have to do is to go to places you like whenever you feel like it and when you’re done taking photos as you […]

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Ryuji Miyamoto

Ryuji Miyamoto is best known for his work on architecture, and, more often than not, on its destruction. With his series Pinhole, he had departed somewhat from his previous work by building his own pinhole hut in which he climbs to make his exposures of landscapes. He will be showing new work at Tokyo’s Taro […]

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Interview with Toshio Shibata

The following is an extract from an interview that I did with Toshio Shibata at his studio in Naka-Meguro, Tokyo in May 2008. Shibata recently held his first retrospective at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and published Landscape 2 (Nazraeli Press), an excellent collection of his colour photographs. Marc Feustel: You studied painting and […]

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Tomoyuki Sakaguchi

A Hollywood lighting crew get lost in Japanese suburbia and decide to set up on an anonymous street corner or in someone’s back yard? However he gets his orange and purple skies, hyper-green hedges and rabbit-in-the-headlights surburbscapes, Tomoyuki Sakaguchi‘s long exposures of street-lit suburbia have a great sense of missplaced drama.

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Nguan

Nguan is a photographer based in Singapore, who has been getting quite a bit of attention. His website has four groups of work: I particularly liked his Beijing and Shibuya series. This is the kind of work that convinces me that there is still a lot of interesting things to be done with ‘street photography’.

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