Jonas Feige This Soil We Create For Ourselves

    Editor’s Note: I wrote the original press release for this book. Pointing this out before you read the review for transparency is fair and necessary, as it will inevitably show some bias. In place of a review for this concern, I have decided to extend the format with what appears as inanity but […]

Evgenia Ignatova Highlights

Evgenia Ignatova Highlights   “No art is bereft of political possibility, yet, there is a strain of representation and often politicized meaning that photography is asked to perform in the 21st Century. We are perhaps losing sight of what photography does well, which is to give form to the optical unconscious of the moment that […]

Robin Graubard Road To Nowhere

Review Excerpt Graubard’s Road to Nowhere is a mercurial title. Published by Loose Joints, the last home of which I might expect to find a book on civil war and discontent to be published, the work reflects neither a war book nor a specific Aftermath book. Aftermath or post-event photography is a genre that looks […]

Ossian Brown Haunted Air

  As a collector of vintage photography with a penchant for the curious, horrific, and sometimes downright traumatic, it is no surprise that I gravitated to Ossian Brown‘s book Haunted Air published by Jonathan Cape in 2011. There also appears to be a new 2022 edition available. I am reviewing the book now as it […]

Bernhard Fuchs Autos: A Forensic Realism, A Forensic Melancholy

The Full article can be found on Patreon   “The sadness that overwhelms us, the retardation that paralyzes us, are also a shield—sometimes the last one—against madness” ― Julia Kristeva, Black Sun: Depression and Melancholia   “On my bicycle tours, time and again, I saw passenger cars, buses, and trucks that just stood around. I […]

Morten Andersen Satyricon & Munch

Please Visit the Full article on Patreon Synopsis: Morten Andersen’s Satyricon & Munch is a perfect example of the collaborative capacity between music and the photobook. The collaboration between black metal heavyweights Satyricon, Andersen, and the Munchmuseet exemplifies a rare chance to see three dominant egos (even if posthumous) work in tandem to produce documentation […]

Tomaso Clavarino Padanistan

The full 2100 Word essay with 11 photographs on Tomaso Clavarino‘s Padanistan published by Studio Faganel and Guest Editions can be found here. Thank you for your support. Summary Text below     “My suggestion is that this is a vital book. I am not sure if it is a bit regional in scope. One […]

Mathieu Chaze Rock, Paper, Scissors

  Does one need a photobook about someone else’s family? What universal aspects of image-making allow the work to transcend from a family album to a book that illustrates the broader condition of human understanding, behavior, and endeavor? There are notable examples throughout the history of photography where images of an artist’s family are remembered […]

Paul Graham: Troubled Land

We fail our images and images fail our desires. In trying to deliberate over which side of failure images are consigned to, the human side versus the side of the function of the image itself, it is hard to not implicate oneself in misunderstanding the function of a photographic image. We have come to expect […]

Teo Becher: Charbon Blanc

  There is a resurgence in recent years to look at the topic of industry and labor among artists considering the monumental shift that society is experiencing from manual labor to skilled labor. Over half of the projects that I encounter regarding the shift to automation revolve around digital territories-projects about AI, automation, cryptocurrencies, and […]

Alexis Desgagnés: Ammoniaque

  Ammoniaque is a simple book. I would almost describe the images within it as minimal. Alexis Desgagnés, a Canadian photographer working in Montreal has chosen to focus his attention on one wall, an intimate object oddly teeming with signs of life or human intervention in an industrialized area of the city situated off Moreau […]

Ulrich Wüst Cityscapes 1979–1985

  I am attracted to the idea of audibility in photographs. In assessing my desire to hear photographs, I would suggest that this stems from a few reasons. Firstly, the static and still nature of a photograph rent from the passing and often raucous movement of life is singular in its condition to be viewed […]