Archive for the ‘James Elkins’ Category

Elkins, James. ‘Selenite, Ice, Salt’ What Photography Is (Oxon: Routledge, 2011) 15-44   p.17 [On a photograph Elkins finds of a selenite window] Seen through the window, the world would look like ill-fitted pieces of mosaic crushed together, pressed and refracted by the translucent material into a nearly indecipherable pattern. The window’s inclusions, its grit and spalling […]


Writing

22Feb12

Elkins, James. ‘Writing’ What Photography Is (Oxon: Routledge, 2011) 1-14  p.5 No, what bothers me, at least at first, is that the uncomfortable intimacy of the voice, and its discomfiting affections, are supported by a certainty I cannot understand: a certainty, almost a conviction, that the author’s frame of mind is not an impediment to […]


The brilliant James Elkins posts his lecture slides on his website. Here’s what looks like his notes prior to What Photography Is, a book I’m waiting anxiously to come into my University library. http://jameselkins.com/images/stories/jamese/pdfs/camera-dolorosa.pdf There’s lots more writing and notes and ideas to be had on his website: http://jameselkins.com/