Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Todays images are brought to you by the words:
Pronunciation: \ˈwän-dər-ˌləst\
Function: noun
Etymology: German, from wandern to wander + Lust desire, pleasure

Pronunciation: \ˈmō-shən\
Function: noun
1 a: an act, process, or instance of changing place : movement b: an active or functioning state or condition
2: an impulse or inclination of the mind or will
Elizabeth Weinberg, Brooklyn, NY.
Richard Friedman, Oakland, California
Liverpool Station, London - September 1972
Ed Fladung, Mexico
Goats with Sweaters, Varanasi India

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Interesting that none of these women are being photographed to be made sexy. None of them have tons of make-up on. None of them are seducing the lens or holding themselves in ways that tell how they feel about being a woman. They all feel fairly natural. Simply.. they are women being photographed.
J.M. Giordano, Baltimore
From a new series called Stripped Down, portraits of dancers without make-up or stripper accesories.
Jennifer Loeber, Brooklyn, NY
Greta in a minivan, 2007
Armando Bellmas,Charlotte, NC.
Elizabeth from the Home Series
Seems most have moved away from black and white photography, so I figured to post these three that recently landed in my inbox.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

David Hlynsky, Toronto, Canada
"Vincent Trasov aka Mr Peanut"
for cover of vol. 1, no. 1, FILE magazine, 1972
Nathan Pask, London, UK.
Liza de Rijk, Amsterdam
From a series portraying those commuting on the ferry in Amsterdam

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Finally back in the city and getting back into the grind of NYC living.

Last night I went to see the photo show "Easy Rider: Road Trips Through America", a group show over at Yancey Richardson. It's up July 11 - August 10, 2007. It's got some really amazing folks in it. I went to go hang out and support my friend William Lamson who's got a piece in the show. Others included are Jeff Brouws, Tim Davis, William Eggleston, Mitch Epstein, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Allen Ginsberg, Frank Gohlke, Ernst Haas, Todd Hido, Jodie Vicenta Jacobson, Lisa Kereszi, Justine Kurland, Dorothea Lange, Danny Lyon, Nathan Lyons, Christian Patterson, Mike Smith, Ed Ruscha, Lise Sarfati, Vicki Sambunaris, Stephen Shore, Rosalind Solomon, Alec Soth, Mark Steinmetz, Joel Sternfeld, and Garry Winogrand and others.

Most of the images gave me an immediate and strong case of wanderlust. Images that resonated with me longest were the familiar ones that I had never seen in person such as Garry Winogrand's Apollo 11 Moon Shot and Mitch Epstein's Cocoa Beach I, Florida. Justine Kurland's Baby Pictures (sleeping in a van) image wasn't familiar to me before last night but I found it beautiful and haunting.

A snippet from the press release (this one in particular because I'm a big Kerouac and Ginsberg fan):
"The open road as a symbol of freedom is exemplified in Allen Ginsberg's 1964 shot of Neal Cassady at the wheel of Ken Kesey's Merry Prankster bus; Cassady's incessant cross-country journeys were a primary inspiration for Jack Kerouac's definitive Beat generation novel On the Road. Having spent four years riding with the motorcycle gang the Outlaws, Danny Lyons produced the book The Bikeriders, which emblazoned motorcycle counterculture onto the American psyche and inspired the film Easy Rider."

And now onward..
to our own wanderlustagraphy images of the open road, the abandoned fast food chains and the eerie nightscapes of America.
Ben Huff, Alaska
"Somewhere North"
Part of a larger, ongoing, series entitled An Impossible Road that
explores the people and landscapes of Alaska's Dalton Highway.
Kevin J. Miyazaki, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
From the "Fast Food Series"
Kurney Ramsey Jr., Swansboro, NC
New Cars, Jacksonville, NC from a
series I'm working on called Night Life.