All posts tagged article

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Reflections on time, motion and photomechanics

“This article is a reflection on my own practice and its connection to changing representations of time and movement within photography. In my work as an artist and photographer, I have endeavoured to develop a particular perspective on the relation between the heritage of photomechanical tools, new technologies, memory and space.”

Shaw, J. (2013). Reflections on time, motion and photomechanics,
Early Popular Visual Culture, 11:1, 52-70 Available online from Taylor & Francis:
<> [Accessed April 2014]

View original context in the Jonathan Shaw encounter.

The New Aesthetics and its Politics

“…just as my drone works are not about the objects themselves, but about the systems – technological, spatial, legal and political – which permit, shape and produce them, and about the wider implications of seeing and not seeing such technological, systematic, operations; so the New Aesthetic is concerned with everything that is not visible in these images and quotes, but that is inseparable from them, and without which they would not exist.”

Bridle, J. 2013. The New Aesthetics and its Politics [online] Available from: <> [Accessed 11 November 2013]

“Photoshop justice” UC Davis pepper spray incident

“The Pepper-Spray Cop gets Photoshop Justice. The casual way a policeman pepper-sprayed protesting students at UC Davis has caused outrage but also a mocking response.”

Jardin, Xeni. 23 November 2011. The Guardian. [online] Available from <> [Accessed 05 March  2014]

Rainer Usselmann

Image Source. The Art of Retouching 2: Rainer Usselmann,

“From images whose colour palette reflects the glamour of the Kodachrome age, to integrating ‘giant’ women into cityscapes, award-winning retoucher Rainer Usselmann is a master craftsman”

Smith David. 2011. The Art of Retouching 2: Rainer Usselmann. Image Source. com [online] Available from:  <> [Accessed 11 November 2013.]

Penelope Umbrico

“Photography is as much the subject of my work as it is the medium in which I work. I employ traditional photographic techniques and methods of appropriation, extraction, multiple production, and intervention, to explore how we, as a culture, make and use images.”

Penelope Umbrico. 2013. Words. [online] Available from
<>[Accessed 11 November 2013.]

Alessandro Ludovico

“Neural is a printed magazine established in 1993 dealing with new media art, electronic music and hacktivism. It was founded by Alessandro Ludovico and Minus Habens Records label owner Ivan Iusco in Bari (Italy). In its first issue (distributed in November 1993) there was the only translation in Italian of the William Gibson’s Agrippa (a book of the dead) book.”

Neural. 2014. About. [online] Avaliable from
< > [Accessed 05 March  2014]

Post Digital Print – The Mutation of Publishing Since 1894.
In this post-digital age, digital technology is no longer a revolutionary phenomenon but a normal part of every- day life.

Ludovice, Alessandro. [online pdf ] Avaliable from
<,_Alessandro_-_Post-Digital_Print._The_Mutation_of_Publishing_Since_1894.pdf>  [Accessed 05 March  2014]

Dr Julian Stallabrass: Selected Essays

Online Archive of Essays from The Courtauld Institute of Art:

The Courtauld Institute of Art. 2013. Dr Julian Stallabrass. Selected Essays. [online] Available From
<> [Accessed 06 October 2013]

How we became Postmodern: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics

“You are alone in the room, except for two computer terminals flickering in the dim light. You use the terminals to communicate with two entities in another room, whom you cannot see.

“Online paper by N. Katherin Hayles:
Hayles, Katherin.1999. How we became Postmodern. [online pdf] Available From
<> [Accessed 10 October 2013]

Photography Curation Today (and Tomorrow)

The New Wave: With this new movement goes a new approach. To sample this ethos we have asked three up-and-coming curators to tell us what they think the role of photography exhibitions is today and will be in the future. Katrina Sluis is the curator of the new Digital Programme at The Photographers’ Gallery.

Source. 2012. Photography Curation Today (and Tomorrow). Source magazine Issue 73
[online] Available from
<> [Accessed 04 March 2014.]

View original context in the Katrina Sluis conversation.

‘A Life More Photographic’

“Recent changes in the production, distribution, consumption and storage of images caused by the merging of photography with the Internet have had a notable effect on varied and diverse social and cultural processes and institutions”

Rubinstein, Daniel and Sluis, Katrina (2008) ‘A LIFE MORE PHOTOGRAPHIC’, Photographies, 1:1, 9 – 28 To link to this article: DOI: 10.1080/17540760701785842 [online] Available from
<> [Accessed 11 November 2013.]

Online PDF also avalible from
[Accessed 11 November 2013.]

View original context in the Katrina Sluis conversation.

Welcome to the NEWFOTOSCAPES.


The impetus for the NEWFOTOSCAPES encounters, Catalysts are the present questions that occupy each collaborator, having guided their current thinking, research and practice. Catalysts can be filtered by theme allowing the community to navigate through and across each encounter, encouraging intersections of contextual relevance.

Pre-publication curated transcripts resulting from each discussion with the NEWFOTOSCAPES collaborators. Encounters can be explored directly or via Catalysts and Antennae.

Where might the ideas and questions raised during the NEWFOTOSCAPES encounters lead us in terms of a future artistic and professional practice, what further questions might arise and how might we continue these conversations?

Find out more about NEWFOTOSCAPES here.