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Maria Ahmed — Heaven Speed The Chameleon

Often, the kind of visual chaos work like this employs can be difficult to grasp initially. It can be hard to comfortably know what it’s doing at a glance. Such opaque work can be said to feel a certain way, but this is often based in intuition; it feels indescribable, and so nothing can be […]

In The Land of Promises: An Interview with Youqine Lefèvre

Youqine Lefèvre is a photographer living and working in Belgium. Following her self-published book Far From Home, Lefèvre has been focused on themes like family and community life, and recently completed a new book dummy: The Land of Promises traces both her personal family history, and the impact of the One Child Policy in The […]

Yukari Chikura – Zaido

Zaido is a book that is best sat with and read multiple times over a few days. I write “read” because Chikura’s book seems to engage with storytelling and myth methodologically as much as it does with its images themselves. The first thing a reader will see upon opening Zaido is a short pamphlet detailing […]

Charles Fox – Buried កប់

N.B. I first saw this work when I met Charles Fox at Nottingham Trent University in 2017, where we were both employed. I have since worked with him in a professional capacity on several projects, including with the publisher of this book. Though my appreciation of Buried can’t be separated from seeing it develop in […]

Sayako Sugawara – (Copy) 80. The Schwarze Mönch

No line of sight, no clear view of the land before. Or perhaps it is the open sea. That pattern — sunlight reflecting off rippling water. Or, nothing. Only grain, blurring slightly into a distance-like fuzz. Trying to find a landmark or signal. A vista muddied by analog smog, like the final playthrough of a […]

On Postcards & Palm Trees with Bruno Roels

Recently, the artist Bruno Roels has been making short runs of postcards, tear-off flyers and silkscreens, and sending them out to people on Instagram. Known for his framed grids of tea-toned darkroom prints of palm trees, he exhibits with galleries and fairs worldwide. Though playful in form, Roels’ interest in these trees is a serious […]

On Becoming An Angel: Dan Commons

Nature is more raw out in the provincial areas. The desolate and the blooming sit aside one another. Coiling vines and sprawling undergrowth, windswept and seldom-travelled rivers and lightning-cracked trees all impose a stricken grandeur. Out here, angels in old graveyards wear in gusts while livestock are born. At least in Britain, the church is […]

Chan Wai Kwong 陳偉江 – Oh My Little Girl x 愛愛愛愛那麼多

N.B. This article contains images not safe for work. Many photographers idolise or idealise their partners in reference to historic painting — intentionally or not, they pose them according to certain representational standards. Others photograph them like pin-up nudes, telling the world that this is their life. Araki Nobuyoshi’s earlier work, for example, is often […]