Cataloging Desire and a Reluctant But Necessary Eulogy in ‘Russian Interiors’

To say these images are erotic would be a mistake; they are a more like a self-enforced catalogue of sexualized ego pandering.   By Brad Feurehelm, ASX, December 2014 Andy Rocchelli’s “Russian Interiors” is first and foremost a beautifully realized book by Cesura Publishing. The tactile quality of the raised floral cover and the lifted […]

Pierced privacies served up hot and cold in KARMA (2014)

 @ Óscar Monzón Pierced privacies served up hot and cold in KARMA.   By Owen Campbell, ASX, December 2014 Óscar Monzón’s Karma is a book of shining surfaces on glossy paper, of sharp colors and high saturation but cold affect. As a document, Karma confounds interpretation by absence of context. There is almost no language to the […]

REVIEW: “POV Female Bogota” (2014)

@Estefanía Gonzáles POV Female Bogota (2014) – Review By Fanny Landstrom for ASX, June 2014 This time, the attention is drawn to Colombia’s capital Bogota. The current POV Female edition features artists Ana María Ruiz, Estefanía González, Guadalupe Ruiz, Joana Toro, and Karen Paulina Biswell. Launched by Damien Poulain, published by Oodee Publishing House in […]

EAMONN DOYLE: “i” (2014)

Here the street is the background upon which single figures stand. (Or rather, lean). The streets become backdrop, grey slate with stripes and arrows, designs on the pavement. Doyle is more of a stalker than a flaneur.   Eamonn Doyle i, Review by Ellen Wallenstein for ASX, June 2014 Eamonn Doyle’s book i is a […]

REVIEW: Christoph Gielen – “Ciphers” (2014)

Christoph Gielen’s new photo book “Ciphers”. Worth a thousand words, at least. Book review by Raphael Shammaa. April 25, 2014 It’s 2003; a building is scheduled for implosion by a demolition company. Perched atop a nearby public housing tower, Christoph Gielen is poised to record the event – his first ever aerial shot… ahem… his […]

Aaron McElroy – “I Lied” (2014)

By Brad Feuerhelm for ASX, March 2014 Aaron McEroy’s new book “I lied” is beautifully designed by Jurgen Maelfeyt for Art Paper Editions. It is a inspired continuation of McElroy’s supreme visions of poetic pantone flesh and subdued eroticism. Greatly enabled by a shift in focus towards new frontiers in metaphor due to the inclusion […]

Wayne Lawrence – “Orchard Beach”

­ Orchard Beach: The Bronx Riviera By Peter Baker, for ASX, November 2013 In Robert Caro’s Pulitzer Prize winning classic The Power Broker: Robert Moses and The Fall of New York (Vintage Books 1974) he describes Orchard Beach, a 1.1 mile stretch of sand that Moses himself had imported to the Bronx from Sandy Hook […]

Viviane Sassen – “Etan & Me” (2013)

Vivianne Sassen’s, Etan & Me (2013) By Fanny Landstrom for ASX, November 2013 I would say this makes me watertooth. The dictionary suggests: this makes my mouth water. But since when is a mouth the same as teeth and what about the difference between what is mine and yours and you. (Barnabas) Familiarities tend to […]

David Campany’s ‘Gasoline’ and the American Temple

It embodies Campany’s belief, “that photographs don’t have meanings: they have potential for meaning. It’s a question of how they’re used.” Or rather how we decide to see them. THE AMERICAN TEMPLE By Vladimir Gintoff for ASX, October 2013 History often reveals itself in unexpected places. Take Salt, Mark Kurlansky’s non-fiction opus on how a […]

Rinko Kawauchi – “Ametsuchi” (2013)

“On the ground of one of the stars among the immense universe, I think of the beginning, The Earth is a mirror to project heaven. Photography captures the mirror. It connects the Earth and heaven. When the darkness reaches at the bottom, the light will arrive.” – Rinko Kawauchi   Rinko Kawauchi – Ametsuchi By Sören Schuhmacher for ASX, September […]