Akiko Takizawa @ Unseen: “Nocturnal Grievance”

Knowing that she was about to die, my aunt said that she would have less regret about leaving this world if she knew she could still send letters.   There was a certain burden of hearing the small metal chain swing against the glass casing of the light bulb’s pulsating dissonance. Clink, clink, the third […]

Montauk, Andy Warhol and His Fascinating Neighbor Peter Beard

I’ll Write Whenever I Can, Koobi Fora, Lake Rudolf, 1965 @ Peter Beard Andy described him as – “one of the most fascinating men in the world …… he’s like a modern Tarzan. He jumps in and out of the snake pit he keeps at his home. He cuts himself and paints with the blood. […]

An Interview with Eugene Richards: ‘Cocaine True, Cocaine Blue’ (1995)

Excerpt from Popular Photography, August 1995 Q: When did you get the original assignment to photograph the drug scene? A: I made a trip to Detroit for Life in the late 1980’s to research the drug problem. It went badly. I couldn’t get anyone to help me break into the downtown Detroit scene. When I […]

Bad Sex: Rita Lino’s ‘Entartete’

Entartete delivers solitary sex and guilt and self-revelation so fierce that sometimes it leaves you gasping.   By Eugenie Shinkle, ASX, July 2015 Entartete is German for ‘degenerate’. It’s the title of Rita Lino’s latest book. Picked out in lurid Gothic script, the word greets you like the opening credits of a horror movie, leaving […]

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 […]

How to Sue Richard Prince and Win

 Today, Richard Prince, still glowing in triumph after his own copyright battle with Patrick Cariou, is simply screen-capturing his own participation on Instagram—brazenly selling inkjet enlargements of other people’s image uploads for $90,000 a pop. What’s more, Prince is adored for it. How to Sue Richard Prince and Win By Nate Harrison, July 10, 2015 My […]