Category Archives: What is Contemporary?
“Disembodied mouths that have seemingly infinite time on their hands, lots of opinions, few qualifications … and balls of solid brass.” Behold the joy-sucking drones of the art world. They are the talking heads, not even heads really. Disembodied mouths … Continue reading
“The absence of a common language leaves us all in a world where anything “means what I say it does”. This is a state of affairs which may leave the art “expert” feeling fully expressed while not even remotely understood.” … Continue reading
“…their black-clad arms will lower their glass of wine or single-malt long enough for them to deliver their most devastating blow; “It’s beautiful perhaps but the whole thing could have been created on a computer.” Which is the biggest lie … Continue reading
Note to readers; when talking photographic appreciation, we are in the world of opinion. Regardless of the credentials of the speaker or the number of famous (or obscure) names she/he cites, it is only opinion. Remember that when anyone tries … Continue reading
Let me start by saying that I have fresh respect for the individuals, galleries and organizations that conduct photography competitions. I have curated exhibitions before, but they were always in conjunction with an established institution and with invited artists with … Continue reading
In a world of rampant globalization and Mc Donald’s in Beijing, it is tempting to think that handcrafted photography is handcrafted photography the world-round. You would be both right and wrong. However finding what our friends overseas are doing in … Continue reading
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Peter Liepke should be feeling very flattered indeed. If you Google him one of the entries you will find is a thread from a User’s Group entitled “How to make photos like … Continue reading
Even the most deeply historic photographic process is only a tool for the artist. No process can or should dictate content, aesthetic or style. Each process has its own strengths and weaknesses. The photographic artist chooses the process(es) which best … Continue reading
A photograph becomes a memorial of its subject the moment the shutter clicks. All that has been memorialized will age into one of two categories; nostalgia or trivia.