Sunday, 13 May 2012

My interview with Colin Grant has gone live on The Daily Telegraph's website, as has my essay on Robert Nicol for COLE Gallery.

Read Sontag, Barthes on photography along with John Berger's Ways of Seeing (I appreciate rather late in the day). Now hoping to start on James Elkins's What Photography Is. As far as I can tell, the Barthes isn't a patch on the Sontag, but I guess it's (a) much shorter, and (b) his writing style is much less compressed. Refreshingly subjective, i.e. his feelings and emotions are a starting point for a theory on critique, which I guess I've not encountered much before.  Berger's book feels fresh. It's surprising we don't encounter more 'pop' books on aesthetics, given how popular shows in national galleries are at the moment. Maybe TV will do.

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