"The form of his pictures is so perfect for the conflicting voices, the mayhem going on: the rich, the poor, the homeless broken people, the beautiful women in miniskirts, the famous people, the casual passersby—you believe everything’s there. His energy and artistry were so extraordinary you almost begin to wonder if he did not bend the moment to his will. Which, in a way, he did. I wonder if he knew how wonderful that was, how profound. I hope he knew.”
– Paul Graham on the Winogrand retrospective at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Read the full article here in The New Yorker.
Honored to be grouped with so many fantastic photographers – Thanks again Fotofilmic!
Saw this great Mike Smith show: Seeing Rural Appalachia at the ETSU Reece Museum a few weeks ago and thought I would share some pictures since most of you didn’t make it to Johnson City. Sorry for the reflections.
Diana Stoll, a former Senior Editor at Aperture Magazine, had this to say about Mike’s work: “What Smith is interested in varies, though the basic locale is a constant: the environs of Johnson City, Tennessee, where he lives and teaches. In this exhibition – made up mostly of work from the past five years – we see portraits, landscapes, architecture, cars, and trucks (lots of trucks). We see gritty human documents, dreamlike wilderness, and instances nabbed from the everyday but tinged with the surreal. The images are inflected variously with a mordant, deadpan humor; the detachment of a surveillance camera; the compassion of a sibling; and perhaps most importantly, an uncanny eye for the miraculous formal circumstance – and sometimes two or three such circumstances in a single frame.”
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Cover photograph: Juan Madrid.
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So excited to be a part of the 1st issue!
Honored to be showing work along with so many great photographers as part of Aint-Bad Magazine’s exhibit at the 9/50 Southeast Arts Presenters Summit this weekend. Come check it out if you’re around. It’s Free! Preview some of the work here
Hear! Hear! I’m also happy to be with such awesome people. :) If you are in the ATL area, please head over for me. If not, check out the link!
Yeah Ain’t-Bad has put together a great show. Honored to be a part - wish I could be there.
Many thanks to Ain’t Bad Magazine for including me in The American South show in Atlanta. Have a look at some more great work on their website.