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Intrigue in the World of Photography II: The Case of the Faked Man Rays

Intrigue in the World of Photography II: The Case of the Faked Man Rays

To continue sort of fluidly from my last article about the fake Lewis Hines, this issue will look at another incredibly famous figure from the History of Photography (yes, it does require capitalisation today) whose photographs were forged and sold. His name is Man Ray. […]

Intrigue in the World of Photography: The Case of the Faked Hines

Intrigue in the World of Photography: The Case of the Faked Hines

This is completely unrelated to anything I’ve written about previously and has nothing to do with anything going on in the real world (I’m not very current-affairs-minded) but there was a recent episode of Fake or Fortune that brought up some interesting questions to do […]

Photo History: Stanislaw Witkiewicz

Photo History: Stanislaw Witkiewicz

This is a little tardy compared to the swiftness with which I uploaded the other issues, but this piece sold really well at a photo auction in May and I wanted to talk a bit about the photographer because I didn’t know much about him. […]

The Ritual of Reading

The Ritual of Reading

Given that this will plug a gap between what came before and what comes next there’s no reason for it to be particularly intense or structured. I suppose it’s more a stream of consciousness than anything else and although I had the kernel of the […]

Photo History: The V&A, and  Roger Fenton and the Still Life

Photo History: The V&A, and Roger Fenton and the Still Life

Reading time: a comfortable 20 minutes or so, plus pauses, but I don’t know how fast you read… The V&A Bit So I took a trip to London to see a close friend last week. We met at the V&A and saw the Photography Centre […]

Auction Talk: London Photo Sales Continued

Auction Talk: London Photo Sales Continued

So as I was looking at the auction results and calculating average prices and whatnot I got a bit carried away and realised that I’d already written TOO MUCH. So splitting it up into multiple issues seemed like the best way to proceed. Already published […]

Auction Talk: London Photo Sales 2019

Auction Talk: London Photo Sales 2019

Well, I started typing this out and realised that I had waaaaaaay too much to talk about so I’m splitting this issue into probably 3 or 4 issues, all about the London May 2019 Photo sales (I don’t think you’ll see this in the same […]

Photobook Talk: Pictures From the Surface of the Earth

Photobook Talk: Pictures From the Surface of the Earth

I bought Pictures From the Surface of the Earth following last year’s May Photo auctions. I was completely bowled over by this one print and when I was researching it I discovered that it had been published in a book. It’s nice to have photobooks […]

Art World Talk: On The Impenetrability of Art Language

Art World Talk: On The Impenetrability of Art Language

So, I had a thought the other day while I was writing an exceptionally lengthy and tiring job application (for a position I didn’t get). As often happens when you’re engaged in an exceptionally lengthy and tiring task (see above), your mind has occasion to […]