Colourful Girls

Its the colours and the hair and the double exposure dreamy quality that draws me to Davis Ayer's photographs. For more truly scrumptious delights go to


Lorenzo Durantini

 For more of Lorenzo's work and a brilliant video of one of his installations click the link.

Lorenzo Durantini - "I am interested in freeing up space between figuration and abstraction. The tension between recognising meaning while interrogating its very possibility has pushed me to the periphery of representation. My work explores the detritus of the photographic studio through playful sculptural interventions that question its role as a site for the construction of meaning. I am interested in how carefully destructive processes can reveal the hidden histories and expected lifespans inscribed into everyday objects. My current interests include photographic materiality, the architecture of the studio, immanence and emancipatory desublimation."

Movement Paintings by Simon Birch


I will add the illustrators name and copyright info when I manage to retrace my steps to the place on the internet I came across these beautiful drawings.

Photo wannabe

Advice from photographers for those wanting to be a photographer... Great article at this link...

Pic copyright Trent Parke

Wisconsin Death Trip

 A set on Flickr of these amazing shots featured in the book Wisconsin Death Trip

Text is from Flickr page...

Wisconsin Death Trip

This set includes a selection of photographs produced by Charles Van Schaick between 1890 and 1910 that were used in the book Wisconsin Death Trip by Michael Lesy (1973). The book has been reprinted several times and in 1999 James Marsh directed a film adaptation of the book, which was filmed in Wisconsin.

About the Photographer

Born in 1852 near Rochester, New York, Charles Van Schaick moved with his family to the vicinity of Portage where he later taught school. He learned photography after moving to Jackson County, and in 1885 opened a studio in his wife's home town, Black River Falls. There he was town photographer for fifty-seven years. His work includes both studio portraits and richly varied and intimate snapshots of small-town life.

There are approximately 5,600 glass plates in the Charles Van Schaick collection preserved at the Wisconsin Historical Society and the Jackson County Historical Society.