Tag Archives: Gregory Barker

Guest Blogger 5 – Forward Thinking: Hotshoe looks ahead to 2013 on the World Photography Organisation blog


Hotshoe covers from 1980s to present day

For my final guest post before Christmas at the World Photo Organisation and to mark the end of the year and the start of a new one, I asked the team at Hotshoe magazine to look ahead to 2013, rather than back at 2012, to comment on any trends in the world of photography and to pick out some up-coming events, photographers and works to look out for.

If you ever wondered who we were and about the history of this independent publication (first published in 1979) then follow this link Forward Thinking for some photos, comments and photos. There’s also a pre-Christmas competition to win a year’s subscription to Hotshoe magazine, just LIKE Hotshoe International Facebook page this week, see the end of the WPO post for details.

Enjoy the run up to the holidays and here’s wishing you all a healthy, happy holiday.


Photo news Gregory Barker’s You, Me and Him: Portraits under Hypnosis and Vikram Kushwah’s Ofelea

© Vikram Kushwah, Ofelea and the Flying Balloons from the series Ofelea, photo courtesy of the photographer

There’s a sense of the dreamlike and dream states in today’s post with Gregory Barker‘s portraits under hypnosis opening in London on 11 February and a selection of Vikram Kushwah’s black and white series which won the Public Vote in Photofusion’s AMPS 10 show. Barker spends much of his time looking and dealing with other peoples photographs as he works part-time as an editorial assistant on Hotshoe magazine – so it’s good to give his work some cyberspace time.

Kushwah’s dream-like scenarios and fractured fairytale-like narratives also point to a visual exploration of the psyche. It’s refreshing to see black and white work of such a high standard and monochrome being used in such a considered way. For those of you who didn’t make the Photofusion annual members show, here are a few images from Kushwah’s series, some of which were not included in the show but are on his website.

© Vikram Kushwah, The Missing Hand from the series Ofelea, photo courtesy of the photographer

To see more…

Continue reading