Camille Vivier’s Sophie: Get Swole or Get Lost, Punk

  “The use of gold on the bodies of some of her models completed the circuit of transcendent feminine opulence meted out in carefully sourced locations”   This book never got its full due on ASX, though it was in my list for the end of the year in 2019 and I felt it pertinent […]

Bertrand Cavalier Concrete Doesn’t Burn, it Crumbles.

  “Struggle is often written in the foundation of our city’s (un)natural architecture”     Struggle is often written in the foundation of our city’s (un)natural architecture. In our rural areas, it is marked by temporary institutions-the grass, trees, fields and clearings bear the organization of bomb craters and sweeps of forest shoulder a mane […]

Adrian Samson’s Mother

  “During these moments of quiet solitude in the bitter January cold, a transformation of emphasis on how I began to re-order the world was beginning, but I did not completely understand its momentum”   Childbearing presents a compulsion to re-order the world. You begin to notice things differently. This is due in course to […]

Mimi Plumb: Sheltering Under The White Sky

“I hear the sound of victory. I hear the sound of victory. I hear the sound of victory”. 1976, the centenary-a procrastinator’s wet dream”   The kids are smiling, their bodies are interlaced within the disused tire mound and the coyote snarls staring dead-eyed and hungry from the top of the bare picnic table. He […]

Jurgen Teller & Harmony Korine William Eggleston 414

  “There is an emphasis on banality, but also the whispered markings of the south with dead deer and hand-painted signage”   William Eggleston 414 is a compelling book for what it is and what it is not. At first, when I saw the title in the Steidl catalogue, I simply thought it was a […]

Alessandra Sanguinetti The Adventures of Guille & Belinda

“The project, which started when the girls were just nine years old now spans two decades and two continents”   Alessandra Sanguinetti‘s The Adventures of Guille and Belinda and The Illusion of an Everlasting Summer (MACK, 2020)is a beautifully poetic look into the lives Guille and Belinda, two of Sanguinetti’s long-term subjects and friends.   […]

Sergio Purtell: Love’s Labour Review by Zak Dimitrov

“One can use a camera to explore or utilise philosophy, politics, psychoanalysis and what not and this is wonderful as it broadens the scope of what is achievable with this tool. It tends to be forgotten that this is not, however, the be-all and end-all technique”   When one thinks of photographic projects, which more […]

Raymond Meeks Ciprian Honey Cathedral

“The home is an environment that triggers the senses, memories and the grand narratives that life has to offer”   How one goes about turning a house into a home varies upon experience and sentimental or emotional need. Ownership implies a difference of value. Mortgage and the implied indentured servitude between life and payoff set […]

Sybren Vanoverberghe’s 1099: A Violent Compression

“The world itself defines humanity by an unceasing and unrelenting violence”   Sybren Vanoverberghe‘s 1099: A Violent Compression Art Paper Editions. Text: Brad Feuerhelm The world itself defines humanity by an unceasing and unrelenting violence. This violence can be seen in the material record of geology, but also in historical ruin. The violence that oversees […]

Maude Arsenault’s Entangled

  “There are the bodies of women present pitted against gorgeously composed images of a wooded landscape or waterfall. These images, used sparingly offer an atmosphere outside of the interior views within the book, which are more plentiful”     Entangled by Maude Arsenault is a mysterious offering from the crew at Deadbeat Club. There is […]

Peter Mitchell: Early Sunday Morning, Signs & Reasons

  “I have assumed this focus on the found vernacular to be American in nature. However, the details of national ownership is missing apart from the rise of American modernism or the focus on its anti-thesis, namely quaint small town America advertising often hand painted and rough”   It is somehow impossible not to mention […]

Thomas Manneke’s Mutatio: The Precision of the Single Image

  “Obviously, the European annual of the 30s and 40s such as Das Deutsche Lichtbild catered to various image-makers and sensibilities that would end with the war”   The tradition of the 20s, 30s, and 40’s photoannual provided for a number of great image-makers to exhibit some of their finest single images. Annuals such as […]