Charlie Engman: MOM

“Engman himself is absent from the work, and his interest in the figure of his mother most often seems like the distant one of the artist: she is a familiar material, repeatedly made strange by his methods.”

Gaechter & Clahsen: Fünf Finger Föhn Frisur

“Images from French photographers in West Africa, Madagascar and also the Middle East, such as studies by Tancrede Dumas focused on hair as a way of defining difference”.   Of all bodily parts most associated with photography, and though I would like to think there are many, hair remains the bodily material most associated with […]

Walter Keller: Beruf: Verleger. A Tribute

“So, when we consider respect in the medium, we can limit our discussion by looking at who is contributing to our world and who is not. Publishers by and large are the unsung heroes of the day”.     A friend of mine recently commented on the lack of risk-taking in publishing. I took some […]

Pier Paolo Pasolini: Bodies and Places, Dis-articulation and Distance

“… no matter what conjecture there is about his death on the beach of Ostia under the wheels of his own car, genital’s hammer-smashed and reeking of Vatican gasoline, throat laced with limp skin from broken bone between sand and sea, his light lingers on…” The Films of Pier Paolo Pasolini are without doubt established […]

Real Nazis: Trauma is the Trigger, but When?

“It is also to remind people that the condition of “evil” or trauma exists only in the post-event and that we do not recognize, as Arendt mentions, the force of its implication while it is being formulated”

I have Come to Disappoint You: Michele Sibiloni’s “Fuck It”

@ Michele Sibiloni Its tick-box approach to images, the title, the cover, the text within capitalize on the “rough” Ugandan nightlife and seems very much directed at a Deutsche Bourse Prize/ Magnum/ Western White latte audience.   I usually start most of my reviews with a literary metaphor. I feel to do so is to […]

Greetings from Auschwitz: All I Miss is You

Images that travel; images for hire. The postmarking of images. The weathering and creasing defamation, which detracts the value of a post-card is insipid as to its method of its perceived “correct” representation or is it?

Asking Total Strangers for a Place to Stay For the Night (and Photographing Them)

  @ Bieke Depoorter Is it the impoverished or is it the rich who will be a stranger’s benefactor?   Bieke Depoorter I Am About To Call It a Day Edition Patrick Frey ISBN: 978-3-905929-69-0   By Brad Feuerhelm, ASX, December 2014 Young Belgian photographer and Magnum Associate Bieke Depoorter’s “I Am About To Call It […]

Co-ordination and Re-assignment in the Dissonant Steel Fish Tank

@ Giuseppe Micciché   Co-ordination and Re-assignment in the Dissonant Steel Fish Tank   By Brad Feuerhelm, ASX, December 2014 Cento passi is a affectionate, yet somnambulant and lightly traumatic study of photographer Giuseppe Micciché’s father’s decline into Alzheimer’s disease between 2011/2012. The book is an effective mediation on the oscillating and often times confusing […]