Tuesday, October 30, 2007

In Cologne in the rain....

Monday October 29. In Cologne today....grey and wet. Spent much of the day with Markus Schaden who probably has the worlds best purely photography book shop. Check out his site. Back Paris Wednesday, London Thursday, Paris again Saturday...then the life of
le flaneur...wandering the boulevards.Paris Photo opens November 14. I´ll do a book signing there along with Parr, Soth, Baltz, Gossage and just about every other photographer who has had a book published this year...no photo to upload. Just think grey, rain...

Friday, October 12, 2007

The World is a perfect and beautiful place

When you look closely, long enough and hard enough and even sometimes at first glance, it's true, the World is a perfect and beautiful place.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Paris Photo opens November 15

Paris Photo 2007 : 11th edition
Special focus on Italian contemporary photography
Over the course of the decade since it first began, Paris Photo has won recognition as the world's premier art fair for still photography. This unique event offers an in-depth and broad view of the medium, with the best of art photography from the earliest days to the present time and a forward-looking survey of what's happening in this medium today.
From November 15th to 18th, 2007, the 11th edition will bring together 104 exhibitors (83 galleries and 21 publishers) from 16 countries. Seventy-seven percent of the participants come from outside France. Showcased at the fair will be the work of some 500 international photographers and artists from every continent. Wow!!!! I can't wait... see you there......

Sunday, October 7, 2007

A Short History of Photography

My new book, A Short History of Photography, published in the UK by Dewi Lewis with an essay by Gerry Badger launches in London at The Photographers Gallery on Thursday November 1st at 6.30pm. I leave for Paris next week and willl be in London for the launch. Here are two images from the book...guess the photographers!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

China - Three Pingyao portraits

Here are three of the many portraits I made in Pingyao, a city so different from Shanghai and the people too I suspect.
I wonder about their stories......

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Stephen Shore on the diptych

Stephen Shore in his small but perfectly formed artist's book WITNESS NUMBER ONE comments. "...the form of the book adds one element...to the subject, which is the relationship of the pictures to each other...A simple example is the diptych and why there are very few uninteresting diptychs...You can take two ordinary pictures and put them side by side as a diptych and...improve them both." So here is another, made in China.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

China - new diptychs

Here are four new diptychs from images I made in China last week. They speak for themselves. Or do they ?
You work it out!