Photo History
David Hockney: photoshop is boring

Some thoughts about Hockney & the end of chemical photography

I first discovered David Hockney back in the late 1980s, through his fascinating and eye-catching Polaroid collages. I was thrilled at the way that you could experience so much of the area that…


A Snapshot Of Photo-History

Recently my uncle Alfie informed me that he would soon be delivering some photo history lectures in the near future. He kindly asked me if I would do a short piece for Japanorama…

The Woodburytype process

The Woodburytype: a ‘cast’ image, not a photograph…

Fascinating video here at The George Eastman House channel on YouTube, charting a little of the process of making WoodburyTypes. I know my way around a fair few of the old processes, having…

Richard Avedon video

Richard Avedon: Darkness and Light (1/9)

Richard Avedon is considered one of the foremost portrait and fashion photographers of the modern generation. His book ‘In The American West‘ was  a substantial influence on my work in the 1980s, when…


Photo history ‘follow Friday’: Andreas Feininger

The second in our series of articles about iconic photographers who, if they were alive and had a Twitter account, you’d want to follow. Part Two of the video here Part Three of…


Potraits of Contemporary Photographers: Nobuyoshi Araki

This is Part One of a two-part film on Araki, from Contacts Vol. 2, Portraits of Contemporary Photographers. A project initiated by William Klein in 2000. It’s not him narrating….. I prefer to…


William Klein & the contact sheet

Gotta say, I like Winogrand but Klein is the man for me when it comes to American street photography of the 1950s and 60s. Not just his work but the man has an…


Shore on Eggleston

This was a bonus part of the DVD version of the documentary about William Eggleston “In the Real World’ and features an on-stage interview with Eggleston by photographer Stephen Shore. For those of…


What Remains: The Life and Work of Sally Mann, part 1

Sally Mann’s work was something I first came across in the lat 1980s, whist I was studying photography & film at art college. Mann’s photographs of her family continue even now her children…


Manufactured Landscapes: Edward Burtynsky

Jennifer Baichwal’s cameras follow Edward Burtynsky (1955- ) as he visits what he calls manufactured landscapes: slag heaps, e-waste dumps, huge factories in the Fujian and Zhejiang provinces of China, and a place…

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