LEMON HOUND

More Bite Than Bark Since 2005
Photography

Aspect Ratio

Ongoing series of Montreal shots, particularly focusing on the northeast corner of the plateau.

Scale

Not quite back in the province of my youth, but close. Such a different scale.Thinking more about Jeff Wall and now this Vancouver born photographer, who graduated from Emily Carr. Karin Bubas series Studies in Landscape and Wardrobe reminds me a little too much of those 70s fashion spreads mimicking that ubiquitous photographer--soft focus, near...

Random thoughts

Hearing vowels. Hardening consonants. Laying about in post card settings. "Sometimes I feel the world desperate; then walk among the downs," (Woolf August 15, 1931).Why are Rodney Graham's trees upside down?The Vancouver School...Over the past two decades Vancouver has become internationally renowned for contemporary photo-based work, particularly the "Vancouver School" of photoconceptualism that includes artists...

Morning Cleaning

"It's more interesting to look at the picture as a representation than to look at the event as an event." Jeff WallCertainly if the average person were to describe the event recreated in Wall's "Morning Cleaning" below courtesy of the Hasselblad Foundation, it most likely would not evoke anywhere near the response the photograph does....

Vancouver Photography

Bill Jeffries, Glen Lowry & Jerry Zaslove, eds., Unfinished Business:Photographing Vancouver Streets 1955 to 1985 (Burnaby: West Coast Line, 2005)In June I walked into the Monte Clark Gallery on Granville Street and experienced an odd disconnect. I was seeing a densely populated urban illumination that was obviously an unfamiliar landscape, but it seemed very familiar...

Wall on Wall

This weekend in the Globe & Mail.The Hound on Wall at Moma here and here and other posts...

In conversation with Stephanie Fysh

(all photographs by Stephanie Fysh)SQ: You recently had your first juried show at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto in conjunction with Contact 2007. Can you tell me how that came about?SF: I hadn't planned to show at all this year - I had other things I wanted to focus on, including financially - but when...

Looking for, and Resisting, Diane Arbus

I posted on Diane Arbus very briefly after seeing her show at the Met, and after seeing a show in Chelsea. Briefly I suppose because despite her dual giantess status in both feminist and photography worlds, I'm still not sure what to say about her. The prolific photographer worked extensively in the 50s and 60s, publishing...