I met Renato D’Agostin in his Brooklyn studio on a cold autumn evening. His studio very much like his work is stark white, minimalistic and beautifully efficient. Originally from Italy, Renato has been in New York for more than eight years, working solely in monochromatic film and darkroom prints. What really amazed me about him is how he […]Read more "CC Conversations : Renato D’Agostin"
If I can be very honest, Indian photobooks are not very good. There are of course a few exceptional ones (just a handful), some of them which have been previously featured on the blog but the majority falls into the category of ignorable. And thats why it brings me so much pleasure to present to you […]Read more "Constellation Cafe Books : Balika Mela"
There has been a tectonic shift in how we consume journalistic images in the last five years. As the smartphone camera market has emerged, its also made us question the position of photographers in stories and in the current visual culture. Personally believe, age of the mythical heroic photojournalist is over. And this critical thought […]Read more "Constellation Cafe Books : Infidel"
I was introduced to Ara’s work in a workshop at ICP and to say I was impressed would be a understatement. His work has character and intimacy which is rarely seen in photojournalism. And so I requested him to spend some time with me in a interview to discuss his book “Father Land”. For those […]Read more "Saturday Night Conversations : Ara Oshagan"
Firstly Constellation Cafe just made it to 100,000 hits and about 1,450 followers! Super excited about that! Thank you for all your support and feedback about the blog to keep it running for more than 5 years now. I’ve not been posting any personal work on the blog recently and I’m trying to change that […]Read more "Moving To New Shores"
If there ever was a book which was brilliant, bold, intricate, intimate, poetic and brave, its this. Rare as can be, this work is not known to many but for me it defined how photography could be so involving. Photographed by Jim Goldberg and published by Scalo in 1995, this book was originally created to […]Read more "Constellation Cafe Books : Raised By Wolves"
Recently added to my collection is this grand red book by Dayanita Singh, titled “The File Room”. Now most of you would know that I’ve been a great admirer of her work since my introduction to photography and needless to say she’s also been of great inspiration. The File Room is Singh’s latest book marking the […]Read more "Constellation Cafe Books : The File Room"