Musings On Photography

Month: May 2019

Art Market Matters: The Most Expensive Photograph Ever?

Art Market Matters: The Most Expensive Photograph Ever?

I was doing some reading recently and came across a figure retrieved from a report on the Global Photography Market. [1] Because I don’t pay for exclusive access to sites like ArtTactic or Artnet’s price database, I only know the figure, the name of the […]

Photo History: Wedgwood Beyond the Porcelain

Photo History: Wedgwood Beyond the Porcelain

So. I just discovered that I share a birthday with a relatively major historical figure. I’m not talking about Che (born May 14th, not June, at least according to his mother). No. Imma talk ’bout Thomas Wedgwood. And before you go off on one, no […]

Photo History: May 12th

Photo History: May 12th

It occurred to me last week that since today is Mass Observation day I should probably coincide it with another issue. Fortunately, for the sake of this blog’s integrity, Mass Observation can be partially viewed through its contact with photography. This is mostly research I […]

Art Market Matters: The Last da Vinci

Art Market Matters: The Last da Vinci

Unusually, I’m breaking my pure-photo-blog ethic just this once so we can all observe an anniversary that no one reading this will ever care about. I don’t care much either, but it’s an excuse to talk about a thing that happened a year-and-a-bit ago that […]

Photo History: Feeling a Way Through Arbus

Photo History: Feeling a Way Through Arbus

So, having used the exhibition as a means by which to open up a conversation about Diane Arbus, I feel relatively comfortable in returning to talk about her words and some of her images because the first installment of this was becoming a little unwieldy […]