Constructed Photography @MuseumModernArt

The idea of a constructed photograph is not something that I explored so far because I have been largely focusing on landscape and natural elements.  However, I have practiced the transformed and transposed photography and infrared photography. Thus the photograph presented here depicts the iconic landscape of Colombian highlands with the strong diagonals of the…

Burning Ice @capefarewell ‏

In 2003, 2004 and 2005 three consecutive expeditions to the extreme Arctic featuring photographers, sculptors, scientists and educators sailed among the icebergs to bring to the world a message of our changing climate. The resulting book, ‘Burning Ice: Art and Climate Change’, produced by the lens-based artist, David Buckland, is a testimony to those expeditions…

‘The Soul of the Camera’ @rocky_nook

‘The Soul of the Camera’ by David duChemin published by Rocky Nook is rare. Not because it is immaculately designed or because it features atmospheric black and white photographs from far away lands. It is all true. I find it unique because of the language duChemin uses to speak about the photographic journey. The author…

Black Maps

The Black Maps album by David Maisel offers a life retrospective of this master environmental photographer covering a whole range of his projects, from Black Maps (1985), The Forest (1986), The Mining Project (1989),  famous The Lake Project (2001-2002), Oblivion (2004), Terminal Mirage (2003-2005) and American Mine (2007).  The visually striking works depicting the environmental…

Imaginarium

My latest discovery is a book called ‘Imaginarium’ by Claire Rosen. A real treasure trove of ideas to stimulate creativity for art photographers, it focuses on the necessary components for developing personal vision, exploring artistic roots and areas of interest and explores aspects of artistic lifestyle, time management, previsiualization, production, and the viewer’s experience. The…

Vilém Flusser

Vilém Flusser is one of my recent discoveries. Hugely engaging and a very powerful text re-contextualizing the photographic practice and our relationship with photography. Flusser considers images ‘mediations between the world and human beings’. He describes the nature of photography as a practice of magic and considers the invention of photography an event of a…

Jouer contre les appareils

While in Arles at the world famous Les Rencontres d’Arles photography festival (https://www.rencontres-arles.com/) I came across this wonderful new book by Marc Lenot. Written as a PhD thesis under the guidance of Michel Poivert, professor of art history at La Sorbonne in Paris, this book explores experimental photography from 1960s to the present day. A…