The Enemy Today: ‘Let Us Now Praise Infamous Men’

  For the authors Feuerhelm and Salu, theirs’ is an act of frustration at our willingness to sit back and be spoon-fed bullshit while behind us a cartoon mouse holds a gun to our head.   By Poppy Coles, June 2015 This book reads as an unrelenting portrait of “the enemy” today. Using the historic […]

Auto-Erotic Post-Coital Bliss – Lotte Reimann ‘Jaunt’

The duo had created the membrane of their meeting based on the physicality of the auto and their drive to intertwine their bodies through their primary, yet graceless couplings via a chance meeting in an etherized world of electronic falsettos and cum-soaked chat rooms.   By Brad Feuerhelm, ASX, May 2015 The sun stretched lithely […]

Thomas Ruff ‘Sterne’ – Grand Design, Unknowing Darkness

It suggests that the first “thing” or structure to deploy God’s image as creator is that of an “unknowing”, a design for which, he had to create its anti-thesis.   By Brad Feuerhelm, ASX, May 2015 Sterne is something of a conjecture in the cartography of the heavens. It is perhaps an anti-empirical look into […]

Todd Hido: “House Hunting” (2001)

“Todd Hido’s large color photographs of suburbia are lonely, forlorn, mysterious… and strangely comforting. Hido photographs the interior rooms of repossessed tract homes, and the outsides of similar houses at night whose habitation is suggested by the glow of a television set or unseen overhead bulb. Seldom does the similar evoke such melancholy. Yet rather […]

Mike Brodie: “Tones of Dirt and Bone”

The images in Tones of Dirt and Bone were made between 2004 and 2006, with a Polaroid camera and Time Zero film. Brodie used the characteristics and limitations inherent to this type of camera and film to his advantage. The portraits he made are further enhanced by the peculiar color palette of the film. Due […]

Undigestible Dreams of America – Alec Soth ‘Songbook’

 “If today I look back on this morning, then I get an image of what I saw this morning. But if tonight, I’m thinking back on this morning, then what I’m really recalling is not the first image, but the first image in memory. So that every time I recall something, I’m not recalling it […]

Ed Ruscha on Route 66, Making Books and “Choppy Movement”

“So in a sense they (books) had no–there was no school of thought, and I felt at that time that it was unexplored. That’s one reason it attracted me.” MR. KARLSTROM: What about your books? This is a last thing that I’d like to at least get started on. You have created I don’t know […]

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 […]

Larry Clark on Cutting through the Bullshit and Hypocrisy of America (2007)

 “People like Robert Frank inspired me. But I was really influenced more by people like Lenny Bruce.”   By Raphaël Cuir, Art Press, August 2007 A year ago, seven short films by Marina Abramovic, Matthew Barney, Gaspar Noé, Richard Prince, Marco Brambilla, Sam Taylor-Wood and Larry Clark were shown at Cannes under the title Destricted. […]

JUERGEN TELLER: “Go-Sees” (2000)

from Go-Sees, @ Juergen Teller   Made over a twelve-month period, Go-Sees is a collection of photographs that depict the hundreds of women and young girls who called at Teller’s studio for an informal meeting in the hope of securing the modeling contract that would lead to fame, fortune and a life of ‘glamour’.   […]