• In the tentatively titled Purple Mountain Majesties, Gregory Halpern takes us on a meandering, dreamlike journey out west, to a California beyond the bright lights and shining stars.  GB: Gregory Barker GH: Gregory Halpern GB: What was it that first drew you to make pictures in California?  GH: At first it was a simple attraction to the sunlight, colour and flora. It was so different from the East coast, and especially from Buffalo, where I grew up. It was like walking out of a dark cave into a bright, psychedelic landscape. Once the shock of the landscape wore off, ultimately I think what excited me was how idiosyncratic the West was as a place and as an idea. Before starting this work I wanted to photograph a place that was impossible to describe, a place [...]

  • Reasons I give for not having one. It's broken. I'm superstitious it might get broken.  I've got catoptrophobia. With my latest guest, I wheel out vanity. No-one likes seeing their parent looking back at them. She strokes my invisible crow's feet, cooing "I bet your Dad's still gorgeous." Which he is. But in fact I don't see him when I look in a mirror.  And neither does he. She's still worrying about it on the way to the track. Yelling above snow spray as we weave through forest, I tell her mirrors aren't compulsory off road. But you must need to know if someone's trying to overtake? I remind her tonight is off road and off League. No grown-ups and no rule book. Our own sweet thing. She went [...]

  • What is it that causes some of us to collect, to hoard, to bring objects that we love into our lives and keep hold of them? Gregory Barker spoke at length to New York based collector, William Hunt about his compulsion to collect beautiful, heart-stopping photographs.GB: Gregory Barker WMH: W.M. HuntGB: Has collecting always been in your blood? Did you collect cigarette cards or matchbox cars as a child? WMH: I collected records, theatre programmes, books, I’ve always just been a paper whore. We are renovating and I have boxes full of books, there are probably 3500 books and I don’t know how to handle them, it’s overwhelming. I know if you have the collecting thing, if you talk to someone who doesn’t have it, they think you’re nuts. They [...]

  • Named after NASA's 'Near-Earth Object Program', Barry W Hughes' latest series 'NEOP' takes us on a challenging adventure through his often-sculptural investigations into the aesthetics of outer space. Rosie Gist spoke to Hughes to find out more. RG: Have you always been fascinated by space?BWH: Science fiction had always interested me, but as I grew older and read more about history and science I began to regard space exploration and astronomy as the last true Romantic Obsession for humanity. I’m fascinated by the ideas that we humans attribute to space, and how we deconstruct space through science and logic so as to build an explanation and understanding for our own existence.  RG: What does contemplation of 'the beyond', or experiencing a mediated viewing of outer space (via the news, photos, films, etc.) hold for you [...]
  • Diorama Map Tokyo 2014, © Sohei Nishino, courtesy Michael Hoppen GalleryIn a new exhibition of his ongoing series, Diorama Maps, Sohei Nishino manually collates thousands of individual images photographed from around the cities of Berlin, New Delhi, Amsterdam, Jerusalem, Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo and Bern, all hand stitched from 35mm contact sheets and then re-photographed.  Presenting the city from a seemingly infinite number of viewpoints, the city is displayed as a site where space and time become compressed on a single canvas.  Much like the distorted geography of a subway map, the artist’s subjective impression of traveling the city as an outsider for a month at a time questions the city as a space which can ever be objectively mapped to conform to geographic accuracy.  In a world in which unimaginable [...]
  • In the middle of november, Paris, becomes for all things photographic, check out our round up of the best things to get involved with throughout the city. WED 12TH- Paris Photo private view. - Polycopies (book market) opens from 12:00, w/ P.V./from 8:00-  runs until Sat. Held on boat ‘Bateau Concorde Atlantique’ at Pont Royal. - Kraftwerk will perform its entire body of work in the auditorium of the Foundation over the course of eight consecutive evenings. THE CATALOGUE 12345678, synchronised with a spectacular projection of 3D images.’ @ Fondation Louis Vuitton until the 14th.- Projection conference  @ Maison Europeenne de la Photographie, 18:00(Image BILL HENSON) THURS 13TH - Photographer Hans Eijkelboom in conversation w publisher Erik Kessels @ Colette, 5p.m. (coupled with the opening night and book signing for their exhibition of his work, which includes ‘People of the Twenty-First [...]