Tuesday, 31 March 2009

belong: chemical version

i am agonising over these images. one is a cleaner, more 'polite' image produced digitally. the other (detail) is a darker, stranger version produced in the darkroom, showing some chemical deterioration. instinctively, i prefer the lighter version --redder lips, gentler light--but the darker version--complete with the chemical 'noise' is the accurate one so--even against my own preferences--i guess that one wins. if an unpredictable chemical process and analogue printing is what i claim to do, i can't tweak the process to make something more attractive when it suits me.

Monday, 23 March 2009

Critic's Top Ten

Thank you to Kerstin Niemann, a curator at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, for putting me in her 'Top 10 Photographers' this week. Details of the other nine can be found on the Saatchi news page.

Thursday, 19 March 2009

i wish i could give you this

looking at the hercules constellation in a star atlas, i thought of that saturday morning cartoon. and how i bought the comics, sang the song, and wore the ring.

hercules. part one

part one of six.

Tuesday, 3 March 2009