Stefan Lorant & Juxtapositions

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It is interesting how serendipity ‘happens’. I was asked by academia.edu to consider reviewing a paper by Simon Pierse, Faculty Member at Aberystwyth University, entitled ‘DOUBLES: synchronicity and the Pagham photographs of Keith Vaughan’. Simon’s paper discusses the juxtaposition of images in Lilliput Magazine, which was first published in the UK in 1937. Here is the October 1937 cover, issue 4, beautifully illustrated by Czech-German …

Intention and the Photographer

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Intention is a critical factor in all photography – indeed, in all art. Let me illustrate. Historically, I have not considered landscape photography as central to my practice, though like many others who started in photography with a lot of travel images, the genre has always been present within my work. However in 2020, landscape has become a more regular …