Selected writings on photography, film, and digital media


Little Photoshop of Horrors

The ethics of digital manipulation of editorial photography, in a roundtable including artists, art directors and academics.

Print magazine, November-December 1995


Escape from Gravity

Profile of special effects creator Douglas Trumbull, chairman of Ridefilm Technologies, vice-president, IMAX

Sight & Sound, May 1995


How the West Was

on the work of photographer Walker Evans, focusing on his Subway Portraits and Fortune portfolios

frieze, March-April 1994

James Welling: The Solid Geometry of Sight

Catalog essay for the exhibit of artist James Welling's photographs of H. H. Richardson buildings.

The Arts Club of Chicago, March 1994

The I.D. Multimedia Forum

Roundtable on the impact of converging media technologies, with leading designers, critic and media producers (co-moderated with I.D. Editor in Chief, Chee Pearlman).

I.D. International Design Magazine, March-April 1994



review of the eponymous conference held at the Getty Center, Santa Monica CA, in March 1994

Archis, July 1994


The Story of the Eye

Interview with Ed Lachman, cinematographer for Jean-Luc Godard, Mira Nair, Wim Wenders and Todd Haynes.

Sight & Sound, May 1991 


Available for Viewing

How photographic representation shapes perception of architecture and cities; catalog essay for 

Site Work: Architecture in Photography Since Early Modernism (Martin Caiger-Smith, editor)

The Photographers' Gallery, London, 1991


Building Sights

On photographer John Davies' start-to-finish documentation of the construction of Phase 11, a new office building at Broadgate in the City of London.

ES (Evening Standard magazine) March 1991


Out of the Darkroom

Interview with photographer Richard Bryant, on his approach to architectural photography

Blueprint, November 1990


A Flash of Inspiration

Interview with photographer Annie Liebovitz, while she was on assignment in London for GAP.

The Independent newspaper, March 14, 1990