Category Archives: One to watch

Picture this!

The creative website of the franco-German TV channel Arte has started a great little weekly series of interviews with ‘emerging’ photographers entitled Picture this! The interviewees are not the usual suspects (I will confess I only recognised 2 or 3 names on the list), but it’s the format of the interviews that is the real [...]

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Fototazo guest post

I have just done a short guest post over on the fototazo blog. fototazo has asked a group of 50 curators, gallery owners, blog writers, photographers, academics and others actively engaged in photography to pick two photographers that deserve (more) recognition – the underknown, the under-respected as well as not-appreciated-enough favorites. For my guest post, [...]

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Hyères 2011

I’ve just recently returned from the 2011 edition of the Hyères fashion and photography festival which takes place at the Villa Noailles. For those who are not familiar with Hyères (I was not until a couple of years ago) it’s important to note the use of the word “and” between ‘fashion’ and ‘photography’. This is [...]

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Christophe Maout’s city of light

Paris earned the nickname of ‘ville lumière‘ (City of Light) from having been an ideological home to the age of enlightenment and for it’s famous street lights. Like these lights, the 19th century Haussmanian architecture of the city has come to typify the French capital in most outsiders’ imagining of the city. So Christophe Maout‘s vision [...]

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Review: Adriaan van der Ploeg, Mont Purgatoire

After Mariken Wessels‘ two mysterious tomes (one of which was reviewed here) which seemed to make most ‘best of 2010′ photobook lists, our Dutch friends have done it again and produced a book which really should not exist. I couldn’t help but try to imagine this book idea being pitched to any halfway-sane book publisher, [...]

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Interview: Chris Engman, Freedom, possibility and a desire for purity

Chris Engman‘s series Landscapes is based on the vast open spaces of Washington State outside of Seattle, where Engman lives. The title of the series, just like the images themselves, suggests one thing, while revealing many others. He has a show on at the Greg Kucera Gallery in Seattle until Christmas Eve 2010. This interview [...]

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Space is the place: Vincent Fournier

Earlier this week Obama signed the NASA 2010 Authorization Act into law, which guarantees NASA a decent chunk of change, although the specifics of how it’s going to be spent are still up in the air. However, we do know that the moon is passé and now the focus is firmly on Mars. I suppose [...]

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Ben Roberts: The Gathering Clouds

Summer has well and truly arrived. Every second email I get is trying to sell me my cut-price but nonetheless VIP place in the sun and thousands are hitting the congested roads towards the south for their annual holidays. This got me thinking about Ben Roberts’ series The Gathering Clouds which I came across a [...]

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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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Giacomo Brunelli

Giacomo Brunelli is currently showing his work The Animals at London’s Photofusion gallery (until March 26th). Brunelli’s images have a ferocity that is absent in a lot of wildlife photography. The images are not shot from a human perspective but from that of the animals themselves, which contributes to the immersiveness and energy of the [...]

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