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Smell the sea, and feel the sky

Friday, 17 May, 2019

I must down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

John Masefield, Sea Fever

Yohan Terraza

Image: The French photographer Yohan Terraza was born in 1980 in Bordeaux. His style of landscape photography is influenced by romantic painters such as J. M. W. Turner.


Pine Wood at Montenero

Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

The photographer George Tatge was born in Istanbul and now lives in Florence. He studied English Literature at Beloit College in Wisconsin and moved to Italy in 1973 to work as a journalist in Rome before focusing on photography, which he does mostly with a 5x7in Deardorff view camera.

That mid-West study of English Literature was repaid when his Italia Metafisica won the Ernest Hemingway Award sponsored by Lignano Sabbiadoro, a town in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of north-eastern Italy. The story goes that when Hemingway was exploring the lagoons around Venice, he discovered Lignano Sabbiadoro and fell in love.

Presences – Italian Landscapes is the title of a photo series by George Tatge currently on display at the Catherine and André Hug Gallery in the heart of Saint Germain des Prés. This is the beautiful Pine Wood at Montenero and it was taken near a famous Catholic sanctuary perched on the Livorno Hills in central Italy.

Pine Wood at Montenero


No Man’s Land

Friday, 20 July, 2018

How would a world without humans look? A world in which animals have taken the place of people in a kind of neo-Orwellian Animal Farm minus the oppressors. The Belgian photographer Henk Van Rensenbergen goes there with images of animals set in the ruins of our consumer culture. A cow on an escalator of an abandoned mall gazes at the viewer in the way only a cow can. A melancholy lion stares out the window of an empty villa. Two hens named Thelma and Louise take a roadtrip around a vacant hotel in No Man’s Land.

No Man's Land

The notion of a post-human future is one that’s popular with certain types of “intellectual” and among organizations like PETA who despair about the state of our world today. They are uniformly anti-capitalist and terrifyingly utopian. Luckily for animals and humans, they remain powerless.


A different kind of vertical

Monday, 12 October, 2015 0 Comments

A fairly recent headline reads: “Tidemark goes verticals, machine learning and benchmarking.” It makes little sense to those who are not familiar with the vocabulary of the information economy and it makes even less sense to those who might have learned English as a second language. I mean, “Tidemark goes verticals”. What’s that about? Actually, vertical is now a standard tech marketing term, and it’s usually used in the plural, to make matters worse.

It’s a very different kind of vertical that interests the American photographer Richard Silver. In his Vertical Churches series, Silver has produced a unique collection of panoramic vertical photos of churches around the world. He created each image by interlacing up to ten photos of the subject and the results are spellbinding. Places of worship in the series include the Wangfujing Catholic Church in Beijing, the Church of the Transfiguration in Krakow, the Holy Name Cathedral in Mumbai, the Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York and the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Yangon.

Vertical church


The bullet came before the ballot

Friday, 4 April, 2014 0 Comments

AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus was shot dead this morning while reporting on tomorrow’s presidential poll in Afghanistan. Her images of the country’s people and poverty, rituals, fears, pride and barbarity fill the viewer with hope and despair.

Anja Niedringhaus


Vertical élan

Monday, 29 April, 2013 0 Comments

Surely, every possible angle of the Hong Kong skyline has been captured by now. Not quite. French photographer Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze adds a new perspective by pointing his camera heavenwards and capturing the dizziness inducing vistas of a city he describes as a “race to the sky”.

Hong Kong