Mother

Paul Graham spent two years taking pictures of his elderly mother in a care home. The images are simple. His mother sits in a chair, sometimes staring at the camera other times dozing off. Anyone who has watched their mother slowly fade away would have loved such a subtle and clear-eyed memorial to the last …

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 …

In My Room

Saul Leiter was trained as a painter and overtime began to use his painterly eye to create some beautifully abstract new York street photos which are among the finest of the genre. He also created some stunning images of artist models in his apartment and studio, very much int he style of 19th century French …

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 …

Evelyn Hofer

Evelyn Hofer is a photographer best known for her work in the fities and sixties including these wonderful images from a reissued collection of her New York photos. As an adopted son of the city, I love her take on Gotham.

Seydou Keita

Malian photographer Seydou Keita took these pictures in the 1950’s. They feature middle-class citizens of Mali and show a beautiful eye for composition

82 portraits

David Hockney’s exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London ’82 portraits and 1 still life’ brings out another side of the artist. Having dedicated the last few years to landscapes of his birthplace Yorkshire, he now turns his attention back to California, creating portraits of various friends who visited his studio. With just …

Hipsters Naked

Ryan McGinley has a new show ‘Yearbook’ features 500 nude portraits on vinyl, plastered on every available bit of wall space at Team Gallery in the Lower East Side. As is typical with his work the nudes featured are strangely un- titillating. Their bodies are presented in all their beautiful imperfection mainly against colorful backgrounds. …

Just add John

I’m sure many of have looked at some of the classic photographs of the last 100 years and thought if only these fabulous pictures could feature iconic actor John Malkovich how much better they would be. Well it looks like photographer Sandro Miller was reading our minds because he’s actually recreated some of the world’s …

The Magic of Musardo

Following in the footsteps of KyleThompson and the Benetels, 19-year-old Giulio Musardo is the latest photographer to breathe new life into the self-portrait with his surreal, fantastical digitally manipulated images that are going down well on flickr. He describes each picture as ‘representing a parallel world where time stands still’. Personally, I think of them …