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Four Questions with Laura Braun

Four Questions with Laura Braun

In support of our exhibition Adrift, we’re asking our exhibiting artists four questions to help you get to know a bit about them and their work. Laura Braun is a German born, London based photographer and maker of photographic books. She completed her MA in Photography and Urban Cultures at Goldsmiths College in 2005. Her work...
Four Questions with Manuel Vazquez

Four Questions with Manuel Vazquez

In support of our exhibition Adrift, we’re asking our exhibiting artists four questions to help you get to know a bit about them and their work. Manuel Vazquez’s work up to date has a constant interest in the theatricality of city life and spaces. His work places the spectator as witness of a “spectacle” where images...
Four Questions with Nora Alissa

Four Questions with Nora Alissa

In support of our exhibition Adrift, we’re asking our exhibiting artists four questions to help you get to know a bit about them and their work. Nora Alissa graduated from Goldsmiths College, University of London, with a distinction in the MA in Photography and Urban Cultures. She is now working on several projects which look at different aspects...
Four Questions with Haarala Hamilton

Four Questions with Haarala Hamilton

In support of our exhibition Adrift, we’re asking our exhibiting artists four questions to help you get to know a bit about them and their work. Liz and Max Haarala Hamilton are London based professional photographers. Liz was born and grew up in Finland and Max in Oxford, England. They met at Camberwell college of Arts...
Four Questions with Isidro Ramirez

Four Questions with Isidro Ramirez

In support of our exhibition Adrift, we’re asking our exhibiting artists four questions to help you get to know a bit about them and their work. Isidro Ramirez is a Spanish photographer now based in Singapore. After living, working and studying in the UK for 20 years he moved to Singapore in 2011. His work shows a...
Francesca Woodman - Guggenheim March 16 - June 13 2012

Francesca Woodman – Guggenheim March 16 – June 13 2012

The word that seems most often repeated when it comes to the work of Francesca Woodman is ‘gothic’, yet what struck me most in the comprehensive exhibition currently on show at the Guggenheim is the honesty and rawness of the work. I wasn’t overly familiar with Woodman’s images before coming to the exhibition, and perhaps...
André Kertész: Meudon 1928

André Kertész: Meudon 1928

In the history of photography and in photographic theory, there are a few icons, a few images that are discussed in almost every book on photography that exists. One such image is André Kertész’s Meudon, 1928. Apart from approaching this piece of work – first published in 1945 in New York – from a descriptive...
What is Beautiful Appears Bestial, and What is Bestial Appears Beautiful.

What is Beautiful Appears Bestial, and What is Bestial Appears Beautiful.

I know it might not be right around the corner, but if you might decide to spend a weekend in Berlin I strongly recommend visiting Bruce Davidson’s exhibition SUBWAY at CO Berlin. The building alone is already worth an entrance fee. Located in Berlin Mitte the venue is an old Post office from 1876 and...
Nat Chard & Samuel Van Hoogstraten - Peepshows

Nat Chard & Samuel Van Hoogstraten – Peepshows

Nat Chard is using a 17th Century work by Samuel Van Hoogstraten called A Peepshow with Views of the Interior of a Dutch House as the departure point for some work incorporating photography. It is well worth taking a look at Nat’s first post on the peepshow here; http://natchard.com/2011/09/30/403/ As well as the entire peepshow category; http://natchard.com/category/peepshow/  ...
The Genius of Photography - BBC Four (2007)

The Genius of Photography – BBC Four (2007)

Documentary series about photography are few and far between and when a well produced one comes along it makes you wonder why. BBC Four’s 2007 production, The Genius of Photography is one such series. ‘In the course of our 170 year relationship, photography has delighted us, served us, moved us, outraged us and occasionally disappointed us. But...
Developer Trays - John Cyr

Developer Trays – John Cyr

Developer Trays by John Cyr is a striking set of images of… you guessed it, developer trays. On his website Cyr writes that he has photographed the trays so that the photographic community can remember its past and the tools used throughout photography’s history, that the titling of each tray with its owner’s name is a...
John Gollings

John Gollings

The work of John Gollings is almost instantly recognisable within the field of architectural photography, not merely for its seeming ubiquity within the Australian architectural landscape, but also for the clarity of vision with which he shoots his subject. Having studied as an architect in Melbourne in the 1960’s, he photographs buildings in a way that captures...