The Long Lens blog: Photography with added snaps, art and culture

The photography site for sore eyes. Featuring: Art, photography, performance and theatre. With extra writing because I'm also a writer.

Monthly Archives: October, 2011

Palm trees in the Czech Republic

Looking up at some palm trees in Luxor, Egypt. I took this photo in 2005.Sitting on the banks of the Nile, shielding under the trees from the hot midday sun. … Continue reading

October 25, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Curious Action of the Vernacular Hand or can academia come to the aid of photo books?

SubversiveSuper imposed typographyVisual narrativeEquivoque Visual sharingAppropriating photographsDomestic landscapesVernacular architectureDetritusRe-purposingDeskillingContinuumLiterary photographEschewingVisual singulana OscillationSub-textEphemeralityProsaic in contentVisual lexiconPrinted page as an empty signifier These are some of my favourite words and phrases used … Continue reading

October 23, 2011 · Leave a comment

An interview with Garry Cook

You interviewed four paedophiles in Holland – what drew you to that and how did you find it? Paedophilia is a very difficult subject and because of that it is … Continue reading

October 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

Me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me. Or Alcohol and Women at Control at Oxford Hosue Bethnal Green

The exhibition, part of Control by nine of us photographers, is wrapped up with the East London Photography Festival, otherwise known as Photomonth. You can see and read more about … Continue reading

October 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

Preston Bus Station versus the Nazca lines, a short essay in history

One of my favourite historical sites, Preston Bus Station and Car Park, has been listed as one of the world’s most threatened cultural heritage sites.Which of these two sentences are … Continue reading

October 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

euston train station

October 7, 2011 · 2 Comments

queue to get in the British Library

October 7, 2011 · Leave a comment