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Paranoia and suspicion: photographers are not terrorists

I’ve been wrestling with a bit of a contradiction lately. On one hand, the proliferation of mobile phone cameras and social media has meant that there is no end to the number of throwaway images being generated and instantly shared online; on the other, it seems to be harder and harder for somebody with ‘serious’ looking equipment to take an image of anything without arousing suspicion. 1,352 more words


on seeing

“Whether it is photography, assemblage art or filmmaking, my work is to see beneath the surface.”

Christophe Agou

On Photography

On Photography: What Makes an Image One of the 100 Greatest? The Magazine Editors Didn't Say

We’ve been giving our home office an overhaul and I had to move my railroad books off the bookcase shelves in preparation for the room being painted. 682 more words

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on black and white and colours

“Black and white can show how something is. Color adds how it is, imbued with temperatures and humidities of experience.”

Peter Schjeldahl

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That medium format 'look': what is it?


Today’s article attempts to answer a question which I’ve been asked quite a few times, both in comments and offline correspondence: what is the ‘medium format look’, and why do we find it attractive? 1,792 more words


"On Photography' NYT

The New York Times Magazine has a new column On Photography, written by Teju Cole, who inaugurated it today with a piece on photographing blackness. … 11 more words

On Photography