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Top Ten Posts of 2014

A very happy new year to all my readers. As a recap of year, here is a list of the ten most visited blog posts of 2014. 1. Deconstructing the Selfie The most popular post of 2014 is, by quite a margin, my attempt to deconstruct the selfie in relation to the history of self-portraiture,…

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The Impermanence of Photography

Ryan L Moule, ‘White Noise’, unfixed silver gelatin print, 127 x 152 cm Ryan L Moule’s exhibition Deviated Light depicts the decay of buildings as a visual and conceptual analogy for the impermanence of photography. For this project Moule traveled to the peripheries of the British Isles, photographing buildings that have been abandoned due to…

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When the Photo Op Goes Wrong

Unveiling of White House Christmas decorations, 2013, AP Images/Charles Dharapak. The photo opportunity, or the photo op as it is more commonly known, is usually a carefully choreographed affair in which PR advisors stage-manage the visual representation of a public figure stepping out in front of the media. Even the smallest detail in the photo…