Photography

27 September 2009

Neon lights

Neon lights

sebastian schmidt-tomczak

A review of ‘Cold War Neons’, the final show at Glasgow’s Lighthouse
Curation is a highly context-sensitive undertaking, writes Sebastian Schmidt-Tomczak. Though Glasgow’s Lighthouse is about to close, the building is still open – with a distinct lack of activity on the lower floors. Yet the escalator journey to the top is rewarding: ‘Cold War Neons’, an exhibition of Warsaw’s neonisation programme of the 1960s and 70s is a delightful curatorial achievement.

25 September 2009

‘G’ is for …

‘G’ is for …

More from the febrile brain of Mr Edwards and his Crap Book
‘G’ is for Goons, Gemini, Gestalt, Gesamtkunstwerk and …  glasses. Another gem from Mr Edwards’ Crap Book.

18 September 2009

‘F’ is for Friday

‘F’ is for Friday

mr edwards

This week Mr Edwards goes celebrity football crazy …
A collage of ‘celebrity footballers’ in this week’s instalment of Mr Edwards’ Crap Book.

17 September 2009

British designers, ca. 1963

British designers, ca. 1963

the picture department

The spread everyone’s been asking about, from Typographica
OK, here’s a better view of that famous feature: photographs of British designers from Typographica no. 7 (New Series), printed in silver ink with a glassine overlay.

15 September 2009

Dry up in style

Dry up in style

Presenting the first Eye tea towel, designed by James Joyce

11 September 2009

Afternoon ‘E’

Afternoon ‘E’

mr edwards

This week Mr Edwards brings you Elvis, Eggnog, etc.
Five down, twenty-one to go. As another week draws to a close it’s time for an alphabetical double-helping from Mr Edwards’ Crap Book.

4 September 2009

‘D’ time

‘D’ time

mr edwards

Showroom dummies from the pages of Mr Edwards’ Crap Book
It’s Friday so it must be time for the latest double-page spread from Mr Edwards’ Crap Book.

27 August 2009

Sam Haskins and other stories

Sam Haskins and other stories

wayne ford

The South African photographer with a graphic edge
‘Sam Haskins is an important photographer. There, I’ve said it!’ This is the first line from acclaimed editor and critic Bill Jay’s* Album (Nazraeli Press, 2007) entry on South African born photographer Sam Haskins. Like Jay, I, too, believe that Haskins is an important photographer, writes Wayne Ford. Haskins’ influence is like a string of DNA that can be seen throughout contemporary photography – particularly fashion photography.

24 August 2009

Before the lens

Before the lens

The fantastical power of the stylist in fashion photography
Fashion makes the world go round; without the regular, twice-yearly renewal of consumer interest in making ourselves over, and over, the garment, textile and footwear industries would never sustain the globally-dominant brands and designer labels we’ve come to love or loathe.

18 August 2009

The glamour of ageing

The glamour of ageing

the picture department

Christian Sinibaldi’s portraits in the Guardian’s Eyewitness
Above: portrait of Margaret (Peggy) Smith from the exhibition ‘I Can See Into Your Eyes’ by photographer Christian Sinibaldi, featured in today’s Guardian Eyewitness spread.
 
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