Category Archives: Exhibition

Mon miroir, ma clef d’or, mon cheval et mon gant

My first international exhibition was part of the 2012 Rencontres d’Arles (France), in which I exhibited four photographs of internationally acclaimed popular music artists: Lykke Li, Peter Murphy, Micah P Hinson and Dan Mangan. At the exhibition preview, I spoke with curator Vanja Karas and it quickly became apparent that it was my photograph of Peter Murphy who got me in the final of the Photography Open Salon 2012. Vanja, as she confided, is a ‘big fan’ of his music. Read More →

Photographing Simone Felice

What we witnessed on the night, embodied in Simone Felice’s performance, was as Guibert (1981) and Arnaux and Marie (2005) wrote: ‘something beautiful, too beautiful’; ‘if the image had been taken, it would probably be framed – untrue – unreal’; ‘this text is the despair of the image, and worse than a blurred and hazy image: a ghost image’; ‘where aesthetics are sought, meaning is lost’. What I saw, listened to, felt, and photographed on the night cannot be easily pieced together with images, and in fact, with words either: Fragile and passionate vocals, precise musical arrangements, lean yet sensuous arms, banter and wit, laughter and tears… Read More →

Salgado, Broomberg and Chanarin: Lessons learned

Completely unexpectedly, I found myself in London with a few hours to spare… So I headed to the Photographers’ Gallery – surely there would be something interesting to see there. In the tube a poster promoting Sabastiao Salgado’s exhibition ‘Genesis’ at the Natural History Museum caught my eye – enough time to go to Oxford Circus, then South Kensington. Out of the five photographers exhibited at the Photographers’ Gallery, I felt particularly drawn to the work of Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin. But I’ll come back to them later. Let’s start with the easy bit: Sebastiao Salgado. Read More →

The silent majority

I have photographed many popular music artists and celebrities like Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love, Bertrand Cantat, Robert Smith and Jarvis Cocker. This present study, however, will focus on less well-known artists and bands. This is a political choice because those artists – those located at the edge of history and whose individual inner voices remain unheard – contribute to our understanding of popular music. Read More →