February 25, 2019

The Isle of Man, A Book About The Manx, published by the Arts Council of England in 1980, was the first time I came across the photographs of Chris Killip. This tender set of portraits, still lifes and landscapes had a similar feel and striking resemblance to Paul Stra...

February 18, 2019

For all his adult life Ralph Eugene Meatyard worked in Lexington, Kentucky, as an optician making lenses for glasses. Born in 1925, he bought his first camera aged 25 to photograph his first child and died 22 years later having re-defined a way of seeing and transformi...

February 11, 2019

I spent an hour in front of Pierre Bonnard’s painting, The Dining Room in Vernon, 1925, currently on display at the Tate Modern in London. There were so many people I felt the best thing was to keep still. It’s an extraordinary painting, your eye moves from corner to c...

February 4, 2019

Another great book, published last year by Stanley/Barker, was Past K-Ville by Mark Steinmetz. His is a quiet aesthetic and deeply nostalgic, albeit not his intention. His work is a slow burn, a concentrated gaze that yearns to be part of what he's looking at and at th...

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