Musings On Photography

Getting To Grips With Theory and Criticism

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 […]

Photo History: A Frenchman in Jerusalem

Photo History: A Frenchman in Jerusalem

This is a very obvious excuse to talk about a photographer whose work is quite close to my heart. I think I might yet find a way of finagling some theory into this post, so you’ll have to keep those eyes peeled until something inunderstandable […]

Getting Theoretical: Signs, Semiology, Semiotics

Getting Theoretical: Signs, Semiology, Semiotics

When I was first introduced to the concept of the Sign (yes, I’m using a capital ‘S’) I was completely confused. It transpired that the Sign could be split into two and also into three parts.  Let me elaborate. There are two important terms here: […]