Ep 103: Elements 17 – Point. Ebony Lamb talks to Pip Adam about a self-portrait photographed by Ebony Lamb.

In the fourth episode in the Point season of Elements, I talk to Ebony Lamb about point of view and how it relates to her work as a photographer and song-writer. We use as starting point for this discussion Ebony’s portrait below.

Again, I am still working out what I mean by this. I’m interested in the vantage point that we tell our work from. I’ve always called this ‘Point of View’ but I’m slowly wondering about how this term privileges sight. So, in this season I’m interested in ways of breaking this idea a little but to see if I can get at something interesting.

Ebony Lamb photographed by Ebony Lamb

Some of the things we talk about are:

Here is a link to Ebony’s photography website

Here is a link to Ebony’s music website

Here is a link to the work of Andris Apse

Here’s a link to Gregory Crewdson’s Sound and Vision Podcast

Here’s a link to some of Nan Goldin’s work


What is it to write a self-portrait? Think about ‘where you will place your camera’. And write from here.

Thank you Copyright Licensing New Zealand for funding the Elements series.

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