Monthly Archives: March 2012


Street photographer Stan Raucher describing what he’s unimpressed by says, ‘Likewise, photographs taken from behind featuring peoples’ backs are generally unappealing to me’ (LensWork, No.97, Nov-Dec 2011).  Possibly true, but in the ruckenfigur it is not the back that’s being featured. Photo: … Continue reading

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Carl de Keyzer photographed the KKK in Hico, Texas, where he was fortunate (?) enough to photograph ‘one of their rare cross burnings or rather “cross lightings”, as the cross is a shining beacon for a world astray’. (Magnum Contact … Continue reading

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The corner of an antique shop / junk shop / bric a brac shop / Aladdin’s cave in Hastings. Shades of pere Jules’s wunderkammer cabin in L’Atalante. Photo: Hastings, February 2012

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