A photographer friend once told me the secret to her mystifyingly good home interior shots: “The trick is that you have to go through and clear away everything that’s a part of daily living,” she said. “Tissue boxes, cat toys, magazines — all the signs of life. That’s how you get a polished-looking interior.” Once you’re […]
It’s always nice to see work in print, especially projects you sent off into the ether some time ago! The essay I wrote for the catalog accompanying Lauren Semivan‘s collection of images, OBSERVATORY, from Blue Sky Books, has made its way back to me. Hooray! You can get your own copy here!
Oftentimes, the cost of printing photographic publications can inhibit their production and distribution. Digital platforms like Facebook have become the major mechanism for image dissemination, leaving a little ache in the hearts of those of us who still cherish the analog experiences of the Instamat over Instagram. Enter Obscura Land, a new Detroit-based quarterly publication, […]
CINCINNATI — The opening keynote for the 2016 FotoFocus Biennial, which has been taking place throughout the month of October in myriad locations in and around Cincinnati, centered on the American artist and photographer Louise Lawler. Roxana Marcoci, who delivered the opening address and is the senior curator in the department of photography at the Museum of Modern Art, is working […]
A daunting 60 FotoFocus exhibitions and over 100 events tempted Cincinnati’s arts crowd at the photography and lens-based 2016 art biennial, “The Undocument,” which opened Oct. 1 and runs through January. There’s much to savor. Queen City flaneurs might stroll an exhibition that brings to light the surrealism of daily life, regional history or international […]
Artist: Morgan Barrie Location: Le Petit Zinc Breakfast: MB – Coffee (black), crepe fromage de chevre et epinards SRS – Coffee (black), le petit dejuner I’ll admit, I am not very good at understanding what kind of impression I make on people. Sometimes I’m like, “I’m passionate!” and people are like, “You seem angry.” Sometimes […]
Isaac Pool combines poetry and images in Light Stain. All images courtesy of Pool and What Pipeline. For the first 76 pages, the images in “Light Stain”–a new book of poems and photographs by artist Isaac Pool–are ambiguous, almost subject-less in their composition. These are largely snapshots, and though the images in this section are dated […]