An Interview with Alys Tomlinson

Alys Tomlinson is a London-based photographer. She joins us today to discuss long-term projects, research, and storytelling in her photography. Her most recent project Gli Isolani documents the traditional costumes and masks worn during festivals and celebrations on the islands of the Venetian lagoon, Sicily. and Sardinia. Photographs from Gli Isolani have been published by GOST and shown at HackelBury Fine Art Gallery in London from 7 September until 29 October 2022....

07 November 2022 · 14 min · 2870 words · Jeremy Bassetti

Sergio Larrain's Letter to His Nephew (1982)

It was a cold, December day when I strolled into a bookstore in France and ran my fingers along the spines of the books in the photography section. My finger stopped on the steel-grey spine of Sergio Larrain’s book Londres, 1959, which I slid off the shelf and thumbed through. As I looked at his enigmatic, contrasty photographs of London — shot on black-and-white film, of course — a wave of inspiration overcame me....

24 March 2022 · 11 min · 2243 words · Jeremy Bassetti
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Street Photography with the Sony a7 III

Introduction In December of 2021, I spent a few days walking the streets of Bordeaux with a Sony a7 III tethered to my wrist.1 After flipping through Sergio Larrain’s book Londres in a bookstore, and reading his wonderful letter to his nephew on how to be a photographer, I felt inspired and set out with the intention of documenting life on the street. The Sony a7 III isn’t marketed or thought of as a street or a travel camera....

29 January 2022 · 8 min · 1648 words · Jeremy Bassetti