Interview excerpts: “I’m sometimes mystified by people who keep diaries. I never thought of my existence as being that important. I have a deep-seated distrust and even contempt for people who are driven by ambition to conquer the world … those who cannot control themselves and produce vast amounts of crap that no […]
“Mine is an entirely solitary pursuit as most of my time is being spent on the road, on the streets and in hotel rooms in anonymous cities.” Antoine D’Agata. A simple desire to exist. A conversation with Raphael Shammaa,.Translated from French. New York, February 7, 2014 Raphael Shammaa: How do you feel discussing your work […]
Honesty and reality are the wrong type of word to describe the work of a man with a camera. Labyrinth especially is not photography representing reality, but photography representing photography.
Ruff has done a great deal to introduce into photographic art what we might call an ‘art of the pixel’, allowing us to contemplate at an aesthetic and philosophical level the basic condition of the electronic image. By David Campany, originally published in IANN magazine No.2, 2008 The photographic art of Thomas Ruff makes […]
Memory is largely based on lived experience. We remember important events that mark the passage of time, and as we get further away from those events our memories may be distorted; we lose details and make additions along the way. By Megan Bradley, first published in Volume 3 of the Concordia Undergraduate Journal of Art History […]
Untitled (Muddy Girl, New Mexico) from Teenage Lust Clark’s aging sentient body, naked or otherwise, is central to his project to reclaim and live teenage life. By Sudhir Mahadevan, excerpt from Where the Boys are: Cinemas of Masculinity and Youth (2005) Larry Clark has made three feature films that have been released commercially, Kids (1995), […]
America’s Most Prominent Locus of Stupidity (Florida) – Paul Kwiatkowski ‘And Every Day Was Overcast’ (2013)
The recent past has seen the amplification of Florida as America’s most prominent locus of ignominy. And Every Day Was Overcast By Owen Campbell, ASX, November 2013 The recent past has seen the amplification of Florida as America’s most prominent locus of ignominy. Florida’s lavish multitude of embarrassments are mostly trivial and comic, yet […]
“If you wanted to work in the vein of Walker Evans, you could do very well at Yale. But if you didn’t want to do that, you were just – you’re kind of left alone.” Oral history interview with Lewis Baltz, 2009 Nov. 15-17 An interview of Lewis Baltz conducted 2009 Nov. 15-17, by […]
Daido Moriyama first came to prominence in the mid-1960s with his gritty depictions of Japanese urban life. His intense and intimate approach often incorporates high contrast, graininess, and tilted vantages to convey the fragmentary nature of modern realities. Born in Ikeda, Osaka, Daido Moriyama first trained in graphic design before taking up photography. Moving to […]
Brassai always insisted that none of his photographs was posed… By Marja Warehime, excerpt from Brassai: Images of Culture and the Surrealist Observer Brassai always insisted that none of his photographs was posed, and there is no reason to believe that he behaved differently with the toughs in the rue de Lappe then he […]
Francis Bacon Fragments Of A Portrait – Interview by David Sylvester. Broadcast on BBC, September 18, 1966. The recurring themes in Bacon’s work, his influences and his life. ASX CHANNEL: FRANCIS BACON
Arcara and Santese provide an unexpected portrait of Detroit, eschewing the obvious for something more cerebral. The majestic decay of lavish theaters, incomprehensibly large car plants, and skyscrapers of former luxury are not to be found here.