Ed van der Elsken – “Love on the Left Bank” (1954)

  Dutch photographer and filmmaker Ed van der Elsken relocated to Paris in 1950. There he found a bohemian group and began closely following and photographing their everyday movements, intertwining fiction and reality in a new genre of photography book. The book focuses on the Left Bank of Paris at the time when the area was […]

ASX.TV: Brad Feuerhelm in Conversation with Richard Misrach

“In 2009 I started noticing a major militarization of the US/Mexico border and since then I have been photographing the almost 2000 miles between the Gulf Of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean. Whatever the politics are about and they are very complicated… the migration… the tragedies… the humanitarian issues that these people go through to […]

JH Engstrom Talks Photography, Transformation and Love for Paris

“I’m still in love with Paris. But then we are not in the beginning of our relationship, so I might look at it with more nuances than before.”   JH Engstrom Interview, Brad Feuerhelm, ASX, April 2015 JH Engstrom’s incredible body of work circumnavigates the contemporary tradition of big dumb color photographs of abstracted nothingness […]

Jean-Christian Bourcart on Camouflage, Voyeurism and Wearing Masks (1999)

      “I got the idea of camouflaging my camera in Frankfurt, where I was shooting an essay on its brothels.”     Interview conducted by Brigitte Ollier (Paris, October 9, 1999) English translation by R. Bononno   Madeleine I got the idea of camouflaging my camera in Frankfurt, where I was shooting an […]

Magnesium Whispers Shouted at Sentinel Skies in ‘The Night Climbers of Cambridge’

Magnesium Whispers Shouted at Sentinel Skies.   By Brad Feurhelm, ASX, December 2014 Having been familiar with Thomas Mailaender’s books and output for the past six or so years since “Handicraft”, I am frankly astounded at the exceptionally refined quality of this latest offering from his collaboration with The Archive of Modern Conflict. The book […]

ASX Interviews Antoine d’Agata: ‘A Simple Desire to Exist’ (2014)

“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 […]

ASX.TV: Jean-Christian Bourcart – “Artist Talk” (2014)

Though at times transgressive and often confrontational, photographer and filmmaker Jean-Christian Bourcart always remains compassionate as he explores the human condition. “I photograph so that I have an excuse for looking,” he says. “I photograph to grasp what is otherwise inaccessible. I photograph because photography causes less damage than a machine gun.”