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Photography and the fascination of erotic youth (Henson, Mann, Balthus and Lewis Carroll)

Photography and the fascination of erotic youth (Henson, Mann, Balthus and Lewis Carroll)

Nov. 2008: left, sign in Paddington (from Bim Bam Boom). May 2010: By this Sunday Bill Henson’s current show will be done and dusted and packed away. Barely a squeak except for M. Devine’s sneery nyah nyah nyah. The pictures went through the censors so they’re all above (the classification) board anyway, no complaints entertained. […]

What it’s like to be a soldier in Afghanistan

What it’s like to be a soldier in Afghanistan

We hear about it, have heard about it for what seems a long time now – but it’s hard to get a good picture of it in our minds: what it’s like in Afghanistan. And how it would be like to be a Coalition soldier there. To see the pictures below is to have something […]

Can a landscape painting beat a landscape photo?

Can a landscape painting beat a landscape photo?

Photography v painting. That hoary old argument*. Naturally enough, photography wins, with hands tied behind its back. The density of detail, that magical documenting of evidence – today was fine, there was no wind, the sun was brilliant, the shadows were dark, she was smiling etc. (We have to trust that no photoshop was applied […]

Carnarvon Gorge: Culture Mulcher does Nature

Carnarvon Gorge: Culture Mulcher does Nature

You’ve seen them, you’ve been there: The Great Barrier Reef and the cliffs over the Great Australian Bight, Franklin River and Cradle Mountain, the Bungle Bungles and Lake Mungo, Uluru and the SydOpHo – but have you heard of Carnarvon Gorge? Last week we took Joni Mitchell‘s advice, and got ourselves back to the garden. […]

O, for a pair of cheap blue jeans

O, for a pair of cheap blue jeans

The excellent photography site 100 eyes has a suitably eye-opening photo essay by Justin Jin. If you’ve ever wondered where all those cheap jeans* came from, have a look. Caption to the picture above: Workers scrub jeans using a sanding machine in Mr Huang’s factory in Zhongshan city, China. The blue dust from the jeans […]