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”.

Karlheinz Weinberger: Leather Chaps and Denim Straps, Belt Buckles Galore

“Youth culture disavowed the mainstream façade of marriage, home, family, and traditional ageing instead looking to music, fashion, drugs, and listless sex for inspiration. They concentrated on the open roaming way of life best exemplified in cinema with “Easy Rider…”” Karlheinz Weinberger’s photography has its roots in what can be described as the sub-cultural or […]

Nan Goldin: The Other becomes The One

“Instead of seeing Goldin’s re-edit as encompassing the visibility of any specific group, it invites reconsideration in an approach delinking the narrative of otherness towards what I see as a photographic project of genuine care.”

Gordon Parks: Collected Works of an Alien Afloat In Genius

” Gordon Parks was first described to me as a renaissance man for his enduring and unfailing talent behind a lens. I think in those terms adding to this moniker Renaissance Alien would not be incorrect.” There are certain people in this world in which there is no other possible recourse but to name them […]

Raymond Depardon: ‘Manhattan Out’ and ‘Adieu Saigon’

from Manhattan Out @ Raymond Depardon and courtesy Steidl What exists of the sensual atmosphere is counterbalanced by scenes like street-side school for teaching the newly-blind how to walk and the mangled bodies, living and dead, just hanging around. By Owen Campbell, ASX, September 2015 2015’s Adieu Saigon is a collection of images shot in […]

A Capitalist Sublime: Richard Serra

Despite Serra’s insistence on the political neutrality… it’s hard not to read the installation of four towering plates of steel in the virgin desert as a wry observation…