David Billet & Ian Kline’s Rabbit/Hare Texas Reason

“The picture stays in the kid. Tell heaven don’t wait for me”   What is an image produced if not the perversion of self either in or out of frame? Authorship is dictatorship, no? What to do with a pare?   Game Over, and if this isn’t an obvious affront to the Texas that I […]

Jurgen Teller & Harmony Korine William Eggleston 414

  “There is an emphasis on banality, but also the whispered markings of the south with dead deer and hand-painted signage”   William Eggleston 414 is a compelling book for what it is and what it is not. At first, when I saw the title in the Steidl catalogue, I simply thought it was a […]

Ruminations on Paul Graham’s A1 The Great North Road

  “The way in which we write history is tinged with this conundrum. It suggests blinders in the very least and in doing so, should compel an understanding of context that is piecemeal or limited”   It’s often difficult to unpack a particular body of work or historic book that has been republished without regarding […]

Americans Parade – an interview with George Georgiou

“Every image poses the question of American identity not just from the standpoint of our present reality, but from the playbook of iconic images – most of them from the twentieth century – that make up the history of American photography.”

David Heath: “Dialogues With Solitudes”

“It is true that he made images at a distance, at arms length as it were, but there is a considerable, rather a palpable feeling in the images that Heath is almost placing himself next to his subject”.

Anthony Hernandez Interview: Forever

“I went down there and saw all these little paintings of landscapes, houses, little beautiful scenes. The light on that picture is from reflections of cars going underneath the freeway. The whole roll was faint, faint, faint. And then there was the clown. There are so many places like this, it goes on forever.” On […]

John Maclean: The Agony and Ecstasy of Artistic Influence

“In a sense I was trying to complete a circle: I travelled to the neighbourhoods that had some bearing on the childhood development of my art-heroes and consequently on the art they made as adults, and then I tried to photograph these places through the ‘afterimage’ of the artistic influences these works had imparted on me”

Robert Frank’s “From the Bus” (1958)

  In the summer of 1958, several months before The Americans made its debut in France, Frank began experimenting with moving pictures. But before turning wholeheartedly to filmmaking, he made another series of still photographs, From the Bus. After the unparalleled freedom of the Americans project, Frank vastly restricted his point of view by shooting these […]

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. […]