Mihai Șovăială’s Holding Pattern

      Infrastructure and industrial sites offer an abstract alternative to the everyday environment. Though most of the sites associated with infrastructure remain hard to visit for various reasons, most of which deal in “security” issues, their strange form and dispossession of people in general terms make their profiles eerily desirous to photograph. There […]

Gerry Johansson- Ehime & Lalendorf und Klaber

    “it is strange for me to consider his efforts as Swedish and yet there is something to the examination of what can only be referred to as the National Camera, implicit in that sentiment are all of the complications of generalizations and archetypes. I am not trying to espouse something concrete, but rather […]

Loïc Seguin’s Half-Light: Trusting Your Interior

  “There is a maturity involved in this process and a willingness to communicate in overly direct means a simple, yet solid message to the viewer”   One of the great compulsions towards photographic projects is to overcomplicate the frame and drive of a project through a sometimes compelling narrative that leads an audience through […]

Alexander Arnild Petersen’s From Now On

  “Not a terrible thing and an atmosphere pervades that favours this compunction towards dead ends-thus life living in the best and worst of times simultaneously. Living our sort of dreaded best life as it were”   As I leaf through this book’s accompanying ephemera, press release etc., I start skimming the lines printed within […]

Carl-Mikael Ström’s Montöristen The Birth of Redeemable Language

  “Self-apathy, self-torment, and a penchant for observations oscillating between peaks and troughs of life’s banes and boons-or what my friend Jeffrey Silverthorne once described as “Swedish grain syndrome”.     “The photograph is for nothing”. Truer words are yet to be spoken. Another in a series of Constant Effigies and notorious negations. A child […]

Leif Sandberg: Encouraging Entropy

“Upon opening the package a feather and an anvil fell onto my groin. I have carried them since like a pebble in my shoe that I refuse to set aside or extract”

Forever Lost in Transit: Piotr Zbierski @ Unseen

“For me photography is an intimate medium. It helps expressing myself but after all, it allows me to be closer to life and people, to look straight into their eyes.” By Karin Bareman, ASX, September 2015 The sun blazing into the frame, the boy lying on the blanket in the grass, the girl showering after […]