• By definition, a myth can have no definitive version. Over time the stories warp and bow, taking on new meaning in relation to the era in which they are read. Jason Fulford is an artist with a preoccupation with this evolutionary insistence, and the lack of certainty that it creates.Much in the same way as its literary inspirations, no incarnation of Fulford’s Hotel Oracle is quite the same as the one that preceded it. It may take shape, as it did in LA with its guests being greeted by Fulford at the age of 10 and then 40 and finally 85; as it did in Tokyo, where they were given a warm stone and left to bask in the quite reflection of a smoke filled café; as it [...]

  • In the previous parts of this series I've tried to provide some food for thought on such subjects as the personal vis-a-vis the political, the political vis-a-vis the issue-oriented, the responsibilities of artists as artists and artists as citizens. I've done so by weighing three well-known cases, positioned on a sliding scale. At one end Jerry Uelsmann, entirely inward in his concerns, addressing nothing we would usually define as an issue, political, if at all, only by default. At the other end W. Eugene Smith (and his wife Aileen), addressing a situation from a culture not his own or ours and engaging with its social, legal, economic, and medical ramifications, all of them inarguably "issues". And, somewhere in [...]

  • Paul Schiek's photographs often show us the familiar hidden in plain sight. The charismatic young men in his series Dead Men Don’t Look Like Me are actually American prisoners. Schiek appropriated a collection of postwar era mug shots, re-photographing them in close-up while cropping any detail that might give away the men's identity. Cleansed of their sordid associations the pictures are by turns mysterious and seductive – and open to our interpretation.  Paul Schiek spoke to Natasha Berger recently about history, mortality and just how much these men resemble him. [...]

  • Leica have just announced the release of the Leica T.  Handcrafted from a single block of aluminium, the new model follows the principle of reduction to essentials in both its design and its inner technology. Look out for a full review of the camera in our summer issue. In the meantime click here to find out more.  [...]
  • ‘Deux Chevaux’ is live performance devised by the artist William Mackerell, where two horses attempt to pull a two horsepower Citroen 2CV through the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.The project was trialed in the Northumberland countryside in the summer of
2011 and has been carefully planned to ensure that it can be successfully
repeated in London this summer. The event is set to take place on 21st
June 2014 with the public invited to interact with the ensemble as it moves
through the borough, stopping at nine local cultural landmarks including Hyde Park, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Chelsea Theatre and Duke of York
Square.Mackrell intends to document the performance through video and a series of photographs. He hopes that the project will provoke an exciting conversation about the parameters and rules of language, [...]
  • Sophie Brocks Sunday's Girls, documents young gypsy/traveller girls as they dress to the 9s each and every Sunday. Having built relationships with families within these communities and documented them for a number years, the series delves into the lives of these people and how they are judged by the media. Michael Tsenti caught up with Sophie Brocks to talk about Sunday’s Girls.MT: How did you first become interested in photography?SB: As a teenager I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do, I hoped it would be something creative that would lead to a job that I love. In high school I discovered I was not as good at painting as my two older sisters, so I played around a little with digital photography. After briefly studying at London College of [...]