Buildings, architecture and ‘home’

Photography has a long association with buildings and the built environment. Buildings remain still during a long exposure, in a way that people and wildlife don't, and are more convenient to find and set up an early camera in front of than a landscape. It is therefore no surprise that the world's earliest photograph, Niepce's... Continue Reading →

Road trips (and a reflection point)

The 'road trip' seems to be a staple of American popular culture, represented in literature by classics such as 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' and 'On The Road', and on film by 'Easy Rider' and 'Thelma and Louise'. It has also been a theme in documentary photography. If there is a difference between a road-trip... Continue Reading →

‘Anonymization’

'Spaces' and 'places' are, respectively, general and specific ways of referring to a location. 'Space' is a fairly amorphous term meaning the general area in which something happens, while a 'place' would pin it down more specifically, and usually with intent to be there (invoking the verb 'to place'). We refer to a 'sense of... Continue Reading →

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