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
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
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