A wonderful profile published in The new York Times Magazine by Nicholas Dawidoff, about the most influential living photographer, Robert Frank.
“To look again at the photographs Frank made before Selma, Vietnam and Stonewall, before income inequality, iPhones and ‘‘I can’t breathe,’’ is to realize he recognized us before we recognized ourselves.”
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Sunday, July 5, 2015
Photographs from my series on the fighting dogs of Kabul were published alongside a Q & A by the wonderful Roads & Kingdoms.
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Sunday, February 22, 2015
Since I saw his work from the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan from 2007, Hungarian photojournalist Balazs Gardi has been one of my favourites.
In fact one particular image of his, of a young Afghan boy being cradled by his father or an elder relative while US soldiers speak to him in his home, is quite possibly my favourite image to come from the country, if I had to pick one.
This series of work on the broad theme of water – recently published by Foreign Policy – is no less remarkable.
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Monday, February 16, 2015
The story, Abigail Haworth and I worked on for Marie Claire was re-written and illustrated with unpublished images for The Observer Magazine.
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The Instagram that nearly wasn’t. The phone it was taken on was taken out its owner’s pocket in a textbook mob situation. But the thief gave the game away when he and one other broke into a sprint. I must have given them sufficient reason to think I wasn’t going to stop chasing because after a second or third glance over his shoulder he dropped the phone and kept bolting. Meanwhile, a much more civilised but highly competitive game of volleyball went on amid dozens of games of football, cricket and Afghan wrestling on a giant field in southern Kabul. Andrew Quilty / Oculi. 6.2.2015.
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Kaftar bazi (play of the pigeons) is one of Afghanistan’s gentler sports. Pigeons and doves are held in high regard as domestic pets in Islamic central & south Asia (far more so than dogs for example) and can be seen en masse in the late afternoons of the cooler months across Afghanistan—circling above rooftops, their masters directing their dips and dives with a stick with a scrap of coloured cloth on the end. Andrew Quilty / Oculi. 4.2.2015.
On most of the commercial streets in Kabul, each store will resemble its neighbour almost identically. If you want to buy meat, you go to Butcher Street. If you’re looking for a book, there’s a strip with stalls that sell nothing but. The same for car parts, used mobile phones, gravestones, ladders, burqas and you guessed it, scarves. Andrew Quilty / @oculi. 30.1.2015.
It’s always nice leaving on a rainy day. I wonder how many poems have been written about raindrops on aeroplane windows? Andrew Quilty / @oculi. 27.1.2015.
High tide + north swell + 32 degrees at Ben Buckler, around the corner from North Bondi. Andrew Quilty / Oculi / @everydayaustralia. 15.1.2014.
Another to add to the Splash Series. This one from Clovelly, again in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. A south easterly swell whipped up by local winds over the past couple of days provided kids on school holidays with today’s thrills. They were watched over by life savers from The Clovelly Surf Lifesaving Club–one of the oldest in the world– established in 1906. Andrew Quilty / Oculi. 13.1.2014