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Category: Look Closer

LOOK CLOSER: “Photographs, Memories, Wars” – by Rob Wilson

November includes what I regard as one of the most important days of the year. It is Remembrance Day, also

LOOK CLOSER: “Reading Matters” – by Rob Wilson

Each month before I begin writing this column, I can often be found staring at my shelves of photography books.

LOOK CLOSER: “Into the Flood: Peter Caton and South Sudan” – by Rob Wilson

As someone who works in a camera shop, I often get to meet a range of interesting people. This is

LOOK CLOSER: “The Simple Joy of a Walk with a Camera” – by Rob Wilson

I walk almost everywhere where it is practical and sensible. I did learn to drive thirty something years ago. That

LOOK CLOSER: “James Webb: a Cure for the Jaded” – by Rob Wilson

I feel jaded. I really do. I constantly try to pay attention to what is going on and keep abreast

LOOK CLOSER: “Alec Soth: The World, in Photobooks” – by Rob Wilson

Many years ago, I stumbled across a series of articles in The Guardian that caught my eye. The series was

LOOK CLOSER: “The Genius of Whitby – Frank Meadow Sutcliffe” – by Rob Wilson

Since arriving in Canada in 2019, I have lived in Scarborough, a district of Toronto. It is a place for

LOOK CLOSER: The Resting Places of Forgotten Photographs – by Rob Wilson

In the late Carlos Ruiz Zafrón’s marvellous modern gothic novel The Shadow of the Wind, which is set in a

LOOK CLOSER: WTF? – by Rob Wilson

Some years ago, in an interesting article on the strange life of Tsutomu Yamaguchi[1], who was either the world’s luckiest

LOOK CLOSER: Frank Gunn and Sport in Motion – by Rob Wilson

Frank Gunn admits that he does not have any of his own pictures on his wall. He prefers to display

LOOK CLOSER: Do we need a photographic code of ethics? – by Rob Wilson

There is a photograph that I took some years ago that troubles me. I am not sure if it is

LOOK CLOSER: Richard Harrington: True North – by Rob Wilson

When I first immigrated to Canada in early 2019, I decided to halt my career in education and, with the

LOOK CLOSER: Nick Brandt, Speaking for the Planet – by Rob Wilson

What should one do to create a satisfying and fulfilling career for oneself? Directing a list of world-famous music videos

LOOK CLOSER: Is Originality Dead? – by Rob Wilson

A few years ago, my wife and I were living in Abu Dhabi. We were incredibly fortunate in that we

LOOK CLOSER: Ode to the Photobook – by Rob Wilson

May, my wife, has this look she gives me that says, “Are you really going to do that?” We have