Every Christmas for the past few years my family and I have been visiting hotels across the north of England* to celebrate my octogenarian grandfather’s birthday. This year it was the turn of Doxford Hall, a grand early 19th century pile on the Scottish borders. Upon arrival in Doxford’s grand entrance hall, and after admiring … Read more
I was offered the opportunity to go and live in Titian’s old studio on the Canal Grande in Venice this winter. I took it.
Contrast forges affecting relationships in the series This Is My Favorite Position (On My Back, Looking Up), Luke Gilford’s collaboration with Zackary Drucker, which charts Drucker’s relationship with her mother, aunt and grandmother prior to her gender transition. Contrast of nature and artifice, in the heavily posed photograph of an angelic Drucker blonde and prostrate on … Read more
Estelle Hanania’s photos are dark. But, like a Kubrick, their dark disturbance emerges from a world suffused with light. A common feature of her work is these animals. I say animals, they’re monsters, huge shag-hairy totems that lumber through housing estates in the rain in Parking Lot Hydra, adding shadow and weirdness to commonplace locations. … Read more