Monthly Archives: April 2010

The photographers’ cookbook

I have just received a couple of emails from students at Falmouth University in the UK. Instead of the usual print auction to fundraise for their end of year show they have come up with something a little different: they are producing a cookbook with recipes by a pretty solid selection of contemporary photographers (Alec […]

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A bad father… and a Japanese giveaway

I have just realised that eyecurious turned 1… about 3 weeks ago. I have never been good at remembering birthdays (thank you Facebook for stepping in to fill that breach), but to forget your own offspring’s birthday is a little unforgiveable. I thought I would use this momentous occasion to ask you readers if there […]

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Review: Leo Rubinfien, A Map of the East

I should say this up front: this is not so much a review as a eulogy. It has been a long time since a photobook has had such an strong impact on me (to the point where I found myself poring over it at 3am during a bout of insomnia). I am not going to […]

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Goro Bertz: pissing in the back streets of Shinjuku

When I was in Stockholm for the opening of Tokyo Stories, Maria from the Kulturhuset spoke to me about a young photographer who is half-Swedish and half-Japanese, Goro Bertz. Bertz doesn’t have a functional website that I could find, but I did manage to track down some of his images on a few Swedish blogs. […]

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Photobook swap

I have decided to attempt a photobook swap over on eyecurious books etc. I have a few books (mainly Japanese photobooks) in duplicate and I feel that it’s only fair to find them a new home. I’ve already posted a few of the books that I have available for exchange and there will be more […]

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GuatePhoto Festival

I’m not normally that keen on receiving emails asking me to promote an event or gallery opening. I recently got a couple of messages which didn’t bother with the asking part and just instructed me to get promoting already. This is a surefire way to make me ignore you completely. But there are exceptions to […]

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A dirty word?

As a lot of readers out there will be aware, a recent essay by Paul Graham, The Unreasonable Apple, has been making some waves (ripples?) in the photography/art world, and of course in our beloved blogosphere. I apologize for wading in on this discussion so very late, but it seems to me that there are […]

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Review: Mao Ishikawa, Life in Philly

There is a famous saying in Japan, “The nail that sticks out is hammered down.” If there is any truth to that over-used trope, Mao Ishikawa cannot have had an easy life. Born in 1953 in Okinawa, she was one of the very few female photographers of her generation who attempted to make a career […]

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