Crown Casino: ‘A snarling, digitised mutilation’

Originally published on ballardian.com, 27 May 2009. by SIMON SELLARS & STEVEN from MELB PSY Soundwalk by MELANIE CHILIANIS; photography by Simon Sellars. “The consumer society is a kind of soft police state. We think we have choice, but everything is compulsory. We have to keep buying or we fail as citizens. Consumerism creates huge […]

The Light-Painter of Mojave D: An Interview with Troy Paiva

ABOVE: ‘Joshua Says GO!’ by Troy Paiva. ‘A 30s twin-tail Lockheed Electra does the big sleep at Aviation Warehouse. Night, full moon, red-gelled strobe flash. Canon 20D.’ Originally published on ballardian.com, 6 June 2008.   The photography of Troy Paiva treats us to canted visions of a crumbling, post-industrial America — decommissioned military bases, aircraft […]

‘Paradigm of nowhere': Shepperton, A Photo Essay

All photography by Simon Sellars. Originally published on ballardian.com, 26 April 2008. In May 2007 I found myself in England for the J.G. Ballard conference at the University of East Anglia. With that out of the way, I did what comes naturally. I took the train to Shepperton: Ballardian Ground Zero. I had intended to […]