Geoff Dyer – The Ongoing Moment

I had begun Geoff Dyer’s book length essay on photography a few weeks before I started my course. In fact, reading it was part of my motivation for choosing to study photography. As I’ve stated elsewhere, I’m probably ‘OK’ at using a camera, the bits I struggle with are contextualising my pictures and exploring concepts further than a couple of frames. This book is all about the development of photography, its exploration of concepts and placing both the practice and the pictures into context – perfect then!

The Ongoing MomentI haven’t read Dyer before, but he has a reputation for writing studies of subject matter that he claims not to be an expert in. One of his previous books was about jazz, written as someone who had only ever listened to it. At the beginning of this book, he tells us that he doesn’t own a camera. Continue reading