Ottawa, December 24, 2023

Making pictures

March 27, 2024 Paul Politis 0

“…To be a photographer, one must photograph. No amount of book learning, no checklist of seminars attended, can substitute for the simple act of making […]

Ottawa, November 26, 2023


March 17, 2024 Paul Politis 0

I recently got a well-worn copy of Unknown Territory: Photographs of Ray K. Metzker, which I’ve wanted for a long time. “I recognize the desire, […]

Ottawa, September 1, 2023

In arbitrary space

February 13, 2024 Paul Politis 0

“The only attitude worthy of a superior man is to persist in an activity he recognizes is useless, to observe a discipline he knows is […]

Ottawa, July 4, 2023 (photograph) by Paul Politis


January 6, 2024 Paul Politis 0

“Despite my alienation from myself at that moment, and even though I was nothing but a battleground for invisible forces, I was aware of every […]

Ottawa, July 5, 2023 (photograph) by Paul Politis


December 4, 2023 Paul Politis 0

“The pleasure we derive from the representation of the present is due not merely to the beauty with which it can be invested but also […]