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 […]

Lena C. Emery: Yuka & The Indeterminate Forest

    “When I consider Japanese forests, I am always distracted by Aokigahara and in doing so, I have to place our protagonist there amongst the Durkheimian realities that it ensues”.   It somehow seems pertinent to have left this title too long to review having been caught in the deluge of books landing on […]

Camille Vivier: The Twist of Mythical Fantasy

“Hamilton was deeply problematic on many levels and I reference him mostly because of the blur and grain of his pre-pubescent models. That suicide was his final intervention is no large surprise. The debate on his work was over before it started”.