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2014 Greetings and News

    For those of you that are still stopping by eyecurious, you will have noticed that there hasn’t been any activity on the blog since early 2013. I haven’t offered much explanation for this so far (after all isn’t this the inevitable destiny for a blog, slipping gradually into an social-network-induced coma?), so now [...]

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Little Brown Mushroom Camp

Alec Soth is a divisive figure in the photo world, something that comes with the territory when you get a lot of attention in an attention-deprived microcosm or when you become the figurehead for a whole sub-genre of photography. His quirky, folksy attitude may not go down well with everyone, but I thought his collective, [...]

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TONK win Foam Paul Huf Award

I don’t normally post about awards, competitions, book launches, etc. (despite the best efforts of all the PR people who have got their hands on my email address) but I wanted to congratulate Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs for their recent win of this year’s Foam Paul Huf Award. I was asked to nominate for [...]

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The Ant!foto Manifesto

The latest installment in the ongoing series of photography eating itself comes courtesy of the consistently innovative and extremely prolific German duo of Oliver Sieber and Katja Stuke (confusingly known as Böhm Kobayashi). They have just released their latest Ant!foto publication in the form of a Manifesto newspaper. The paper includes contributions from a bunch [...]

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Book Machine

Book Machine looks like a great initiative by Onestar Press and Three Star Books from 20 Feb – 10 Mar 2013 at the Centre Pompidou. The event is a FREE workshop open to the public during which you get to make a book. You get a 3.5-hour slot to work with a graphic designer from [...]

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Best photobooks of 2012

For those of you who had been hoping for me to repeat last year’s meta-list compilation of all of the ‘best books of the year’ lists I could find on the Internet, by now you will have realised that regretfully, I was going to disappoint you. Thankfully your disappointment will have been short-lived: QT Luong [...]

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Review: Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii, Nostalgia

I’ve always found it fascinating to see early examples of colour photography, because they inevitably reveal a world that isn’t so monochrome as all those black-and-white photographs might make you think. I’ve written about an archive of colour photographs of Depression-era America here before and now I’ve come across another even earlier archive (which also [...]

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Romka magazine: a collective photo-album

I wrote about Romka magazine over on the eyecurious Tumblr some time ago, but I will confess to never having picked up a paper copy before, so the latest issue (#7) is the first I have been able to flick through. The conceit is a simple one, “favorite pictures and the stories that lie behind [...]

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Photographers

Loving this short film montage by Mishka Henner and David Oates, collectively known as BlackLab. By extracting and resequencing hundreds of movie scenes featuring photographers, Photographers explores the tropes of the photographer on screen from voyeur, to fashion photographer, investigator or war photographer. Beyond the fun of trying to figure out what films were used [...]

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Review: Andres Gonzalez, Somewhere

Andres Gonzalez’s book Somewhere is a deliberately slippery beast. As its title implies it is not about a specific place, but more about the idea of place itself. It begins and ends in an airplane, as if to make the point that it will be taking us on a series of journeys. These photographs were [...]

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