“Whenever I find I repeat myself, I look ahead in a new direction.” — Stephen Shore Photographer Stephen Shore wants his pictures to feel as natural as speaking.
In this gallery tour, Shore reflects on his six-decade long career—from his early work taking pictures in Andy Warhol’s Factory to...
Luke Willis Thompson: Photography, Technology and the Shortcut to Empathy
What aspects of this collaboration, both Thompson’s and Reynolds’ are complicit in the same ideology and methodology of representation that perpetuates this distance between the photographic, its technological apparatus and its subject matter?
William Eggleston: Who's Afraid of Magenta, Yellow and Cyan?
Eggleston brought MoMA around eight carousels of slides made around 1970 from which Szarkowski chose seventy-five for the exhibition and, of those, forty-eight for publication in the Guide.
The Indecisive Moment: Frank, Klein, and 'Stream-Of-Consciousness’ Photography (2004)
Half the time the photographers seemed not to have even looked through the camera. Far from seeking the perfect composition, the ‘decisive moment’, their work seemed curiously unfinished. It captured ‘indecisive’ rather than decisive moments.
By Gerry Badger
"Frank... and Klein brought to the decade a feeling for its woes which,...
'Like a One Eyed Cat', Lee Friedlander - Out of the Cool
Haverstraw, New York, 1966
Friedlander is a photographer, never forget. Although a major photographic artist, he is not an ‘artist utilising photography.’ He uses the camera, that unthinking machine, to transcribe his visual perceptions of the world.
Out of the Cool - Lee Friedlander at the V&A
By Gerry Badger, from Creative...
William Eggleston: Making a Name, the Southern Way
The photographer once stated dryly that the centripetal composition of all of his pictures was based on the Confederate Flag.
Diane Arbus - Flirt, Flash & Mirror (2013)
Diane Arbus at "Love-In," Central Park, New York 1969 @ The Estate of Garry Winogrand
Arbus hunts out forms that can be judged as impure, hidden from the view of everyday onlookers. Whilst transsexuals, tattoos and prostitutes are now very much part of the "Official Institution of the Conventional Archetype...
William Klein: "Life is Good & Good for You in New York" (2010)
Everything about him suggests an anarchic temperament, capable of playing any worldly system to the hilt and then throwing away its benefits.
Brought to ASX by Errata Editions. Full essay included in Books on Books #5 William Klein: Life is Good...New York!
By Max Kozloff, Excerpt from William Klein and the Radioactive...
"Arbus reveals the powerful ability of photography to lie, but also it is a testimony of how the lie is not mere betrayal, but a far-reaching human necessity to escape factual reality, the human urge to create and believe in stories, to draw mythical worlds and the inter-subjective life’s...
Max Pinckers Interview: On Speculative Documentary
"Haunted by a crisis of faith in its authenticity, the documentary genre is continually trying to re-position itself in relation to today’s excesses of a post-truth ideology and blurred frames of realism."