Wednesday, 28 September 2011

The Good

Some days are just good days.

One recent day was one of those days.

I bought the new The National Grid, always a worthwhile way to spend $20.

In my postbox was the new Wilco. Until they start either re-hashing their old stuff or turning out utter trash, I'm always going to buy their albums/DVDs/concert tickets.

Most excitingly, also in my postbox was this.

I had ordered it in February.

It was due in June.

It arrived in September.

It's three books.

One day I shall read them all.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

The Mount

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

The Driven

Saturday, 17 September 2011


So in case you were unaware, I have a show up at the moment.

You have one more week to catch it.

It's a good show, so you should catch it.

I was there last weekend and it occurred to me that there's a distinct lack of information about it. Sure that was part of the idea, and sure, the press release kind of gives some idea of the concept, but I do wonder if people walking in actually read the lack of information as part of the work/concept or if they just ignore that part of it and look at the pretty pictures.

However, I can't be bothered asking.

But try these on for size if you want more:
  • it's a celebration of modernist photography utilising postmodern tropes
  • a representation of the kiwi vernacular
  • we're being ironic okay?!
  • it's a fuckload of photos
  • it's the Seinfeld of photographic exhibitions (for some reason the gallery people had huge issues with that statement)
  • if you don't get it, that means you've probably got it. If you do get it, then you probably haven't. But good on you for trying.
Hey, how abouts you just get the draft press release?

Neither One Thing Nor The Other 
The Press Release – DRAFT

Neither One Thing Nor The Other is the Seinfeld of photographic exhibitions. Curated and co-ordinated by Andy Palmer and John Williams the show purports to be about nothing at all while, paradoxically, being about many things – not least of which is paradox itself.

Taking a philosophical approach from the likes of William Eggleston and Paul Graham, Neither One Thing Nor The Other is reclaiming ‘straight’ photography, making a stand for the Art of photography without dressing it up with unnecessary baggage and pretence to give it an Art World facade.

Neither One Thing Nor The Other consists of over 500 recent photographs by a number of unattributed local photographers, recording sites from Cape Reinga to Campbell Island. The images isolate and emphasise the ordinary. Everything is real. There are no tricks. There is no hidden meaning.

Or maybe everything is a lie.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

The Forest

Saturday, 10 September 2011

The Electric

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

The Boating

Saturday, 3 September 2011

The Didactic