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Last Build Date: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 01:28:01 +0000


a note on photo book lists

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 01:23:06 +0000

I always wonder when I see photo book reviews if the writer has read any type of book reviews beyond the advertorial reviews that (used to) appear in newspapers, skating safely along the surface and never writing anything the readers might find hard to grasp, or beyond their scope. These reviews almost always mention publisher … Continue reading "a note on photo book lists"

Manifesto for future European photo festivals

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:17:05 +0000

This is part of a text I was invited to present as one of the speakers for the launch of the new European photo based platform Parallel  in Lisbon, Portugal.  Standing with one leg in the world of contemporary art and another leg in the world of various instantiations of photography, I cannot shake myself … Continue reading "Manifesto for future European photo festivals"

Circular Exercises. After Løkken and Lefebvre.

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 20:55:27 +0000

(This text was written in response to Line B. Løkken’s publication Circular Exercises). Right now, as the day draws to an end, I am looking at the window of my neighbors, where, blinds closed, the sky appears to me in the reflections of the glass. The window frames turn the scene into a triptych, with … Continue reading "Circular Exercises. After Løkken and Lefebvre."

Far from the madding crowd: on Marte Aas

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 16:02:06 +0000

Far from the madding crowd’s ignoble strife,     Their sober wishes never learn’d to stray; Along the cool sequester’d vale of life     They kept the noiseless tenor of their way. (1) Now this was spoken of the dead, but it could pertain to anyone removed from the frenzied activity found in the … Continue reading "Far from the madding crowd: on Marte Aas"

Notes on upturning lives

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 19:02:15 +0000

As a child of the 70s and 80s, I grew up with Paul Gallico’s thriller, The Poseidon Adventure, or perhaps the movie that was based on the book a few years after. When I say ‘grew up’, it doesn’t mean that the book had any kind of special status in our household, but rather that … Continue reading "Notes on upturning lives"

I have nothing to say / I don’t even know how to begin to tell you all

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:40:02 +0000

I have nothing to say / I don’t even know how to begin to tell you all Oslo notes on the curious absence of the embodied viewer in the mind of the contemporary photography critic. Transcript of a text spoken at the seminar Framing Content, organised by Fotogalleriet, Oslo, and members of DébrisFanzine.  As usual, … Continue reading "I have nothing to say / I don’t even know how to begin to tell you all"

Cloud Atlas

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 22:48:26 +0000

One day, I would like to make a cloud atlas, just to have an excuse to spend time with these images, of which I can’t get enough, no matter how much of a shamelessly self-indulgent and selfish pleasure it would be.

What if…

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 22:03:26 +0000

What if all the hashtags and other identifiers paired with the endless streams of photos uploaded to social media sites were only testing grounds for image classification algorithms to get better at identifying object and people in the pictures? What if your collection of weird cat pics that you are encouraged to share only helped … Continue reading "What if…"