Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Bill Jay

In the latest issue of Lens Culture there is a heap of quotes by writer and photographer Bill Jay, proving again just what a genius guy he is, here are just a few favorites:
"Art is not democratic; if millions take bad pictures they are still bad."

"A photograph is a mirror; mostly it reflects the prejudice of the of the viewer."

"Why do photographers photograph? to make unreality Visible."

"Artists are individualists who copy each other."

And the best:
"Photography is pointing at things while skiing in a straight jacket."

Interior Politics

Here is just a mention of an interesting show that opens next week, three photographers work under the title Interior Politics its at Sixty Seven A , Dalston, London, E8 2NG.
The opening is Thursday the 8th October 6pm and there is more info here...:
Anna Leader:Bella Fenning
Amy Gwatkin:

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Ross Mantle

I recently got an interesting card in the post from photographer Ross Mantle, and have been looking at his work in progress entitled In Wake of an American Dream, here are some examples but more can be seen here....

Monday, 14 September 2009

Nikolai Ishchuk's Vanishing Point

Here are some examples from Russian photographer Nikolai Ishchuk's Vanishing Point series, you can see more here...

Marrigje de Maar

Here are a few examples of Marrigje de Maar's interior pictures from China, its well worth looking at her website as there are many many more than this... Also looking here, it seems a publication will soon be available....

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Off The Page Exhibition

Off The Page is the rather nice title for the University of Westminster's MA in Photojournalism's final exhibition which opens this Thursday evening (10th Sep 2009) at the P3 Gallery, London, the show runs until the 15th of September and more information on it can be found here...
I was lucky enough to see Jordan Worland's work that will be part of that show last week, It is all focused on an cement factory in his home town of Barrington, its where his father worked and most of his neighbours and his friends fathers, so a good example of starting with your own backyard....

Monday, 7 September 2009

Klavdij Sluban Workshop

Just heard that Klavdij Sluban alongside the people from Atelier De Visu will be conducting a week long workshop in November this year, more information here....
Klavdij was the winner of the European Publishers Award 2009, and if you dont know his work I strongly suggest you have a look