Golden Days

Austrian pub culture is not something I’ve ever given much thought to until seeing Clemens Marschall’s photobook, ‘Golden Days Before They End.’ It’s reminiscent of Anders Peterson’s ‘Cafe Lehmitz,’ which did something similar in the 1970’s with a bar Hamburg’s red light district. Whereas Peterson worked in black and white, Marschall works in a rich …

The City Within

Brooklyn is my home.And it’s also the subject of photo book by Alex and Rebecca Norris Webb. They have attempted to capture Brooklyn in all its diversity using their brilliant grasp of color photography and composition.

Ex-Voto

Alys Tomlinson booked herself a ‘pilgrim package’ tour to Lourdes, France capturing visitors to the site, and the ex-voto, or religious offering left behind by worshipers as a show of devotion. Soon she expanded her study to include the Christian sites of Ballyvourney in Ireland and Grabarka in Poland. What emerges is a strange parallel universe of people, who …

Dubliners

Legendary street photographer, Martin Parr, described Eamonn Doyle’s photos as the best he’d seen in years. It’s hard not to agree with that statement. Taken on the streets of Dublin, they are graphic and raw and like all good examples of the genre hint at the lives of their subjects. A book featuring a sample …

Robin de Puy

Born in 1986, Robin de Puy grew up in her parents’ family hotel in the small village in South Holland. She graduated from the Fotoacademie Rotterdam in 2009 and in 2013, she received the Dutch Photographic Portrait Prize for a shot of fellow photographer An-Sofie Kesteleyn; in 2015 she took a 10,000km road trip across …

All Things are Photographable

  I have very few heroes but one would undoubtedly be Garry Winogrand. For years he roamed the streets of New York photographing the everyday life he came across. People termed what he did street photography, a term he hated, but what ever you call it you gotta love it. Ordinary life is beautiful if …

Uncommon

A recent show at MoMA featured the work of iconic photographer Stephen Shore. It showed the breadth of his work, but still the images I most associates with him are those taken in the 1970’s and featured in the book ‘Uncommon Places’ a kind of greatest hits collection of his work. Many document an old …

Sexual Dependency

Nan Goldin’s famed series ‘The Ballad of Sexual Dependency’ is showing at MOMA. There a few selected images from the book on the gallery walls but when you step into the darkness of an additional room you see a series of Goldin’s images appearing one after the other to an imaginative soundtrack that goes from …

Miami

After a savage winter storm and a marked drop in temperature many New Yorkers will be wishing they were somewhere warmer. So here are some images of Miami from Magnum photographer, Constantine Manos.