on 14 April 2014
Most of us take photographs. Most of us also use the language and concepts of psychoanalysis to throw light on our own and others' behaviour. Many of us use words and photographs to influence and persuade, even if it is only on Facebook.
This book journeys through these two relatively-modern disciplines and uses ideas and exemplars to ask questions like "What is an image?" and "What is the relationship between our subjects, images and our own self?".
This is also a useful sketchbook of the history of the two disciplines and some ruminations on image-making in the twentieth century. All-in-all, thought-provoking and a very worthwhile read for the aspiring photographer and those of us who wield a camera without a great deal of thought.