Category Archives: photography

EDWARD BURTYNSKY

As of late the Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky is embracing augmented reality in his work – with mixed results. I reviewed his Master of Photography display at Photo London 2018 for SuperMassiveBlackHole. You can read the text here

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KILL YOUR DARLINGS

The Clemens Sels Museum Neuss, Germany, is currently staging a fantastic show on portrait painting and photography, Wunsch & Wirklichkeit Der Einfluss der Fotografie auf das Porträt (Desire & Reality: The Influence of Photography on Portraiture’). I will be giving … Continue reading

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INCOMING

The current refugee crisis is one of the most urgent issues of our time. The photographer Richard Mosse followed two major refugee routes with a military grade camera. I reviewed his show Incoming, on display at the Barbican’s Curve Gallery … Continue reading

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FRANCIS BACON NEW STUDIES

My review of Francis Bacon – New Studies: Centenary Essays was just published on ‘on artbooks’ the blog by artbooksonline. You can read it here: New Studies review  

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AND EVERYTHING BECOMES NOTHING AGAIN

‘And everything becomes nothing again’ is the latest project of the wonderful and talented Léa Habourdin, which follows the breeding cycle of an osprey couple in the Baltic woods. I had the great pleasure of writing an introduction for her … Continue reading

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PERRY OGDEN INTERVIEW

I interviewed Perry Ogden on photographing Francis Bacon’s Reece Mews studio before its relocation to Ireland in 1998. Find out more in the latest issue of SuperMassiveBlackHole focussing on studio spaces. Download the magazine here

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BACON MONTHLY FOCUS

Francis Bacon was fascinated by bullfighting and repeatedly referred to the corrida in his paintings. Find my brief introduction on the artist’s relationship to the topic as ‘Monthly Focus’ on the website of the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation Monaco. … Continue reading

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RESEARCH PROJECT MONACO

The website of the new Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation in Monaco is now online and features a brief introduction of my one-year research project for them. More info here

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DEAKIN REVIEW

The fantastic SuperMassiveBlackHole online photography magazine published my review of ‘Under the Influence: John Deakin and the Lure of Soho’, The Photographers’ Gallery, London 11 Apr – 20 July 2014. Download the latest issue with my text from their website here

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LEA HABOURDIN

I collaborated with photographer Léa Habourdin on her new project ‘Notes sur L’Attraction’. Read the introduction to the photo book:  Notes sur l’Attraction intro.

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