What ghosts is Graham Walzer chasing? Past loves, tossed into a swimming pool? Childhood, innocence, meaning? No text is provided to help elucidate the mystery of his zine Chasing Ghosts: A4 paper, 50p., limited to 50 copies. We nonetheless feel, as we do with much contemporary photography released through independent publishers, a fascination for a haunted sense of the ordinary and recklessly taken images. Strangeness and spirit, the traces of other worlds, have been a part of photography since its invention; the digital age has changed nothing. On the contrary. Regardless of the camera used, we are impassioned today by industrial imaging and the parasitic disturbances of vernacular photography.
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