Thursday, July 29, 2010
This week, I have been in search of some photographic inspiration that could help my current work continue to grow. While searching through the archives of Redux photos, I came across a photographer who I find to be truly inspiring. Q. Sakamaki, is a Japanese born photographer working in New York, his work focuses on human rights issues and deadly conflicts, and have appeared in Newsweek, Rollingstone, and won numerous awards. While the subject matter in itself is truly gripping, but what I found most interesting about his images were the attention to the smallest detail. He is able to take images of something as mundane as a kitchen sink, and make it appear to be so important. Which lately in my own work, I have not paid enough attention to the surrounding details of my subject matter. After looking at his portfolio I realized how important the tiniest detail can be to an image. I've attached several images that I found truly great. http://reduxpictures.com/sakamaki/
Sunday, July 25, 2010
So in my previous post I had mentioned that I had spent the week with my family. So i figured I would post a few images of what we did on their visit to Atlanta. Other than that, I've had some trouble being inspired to allow my series of bar images fully develop. Its on the cusp of being a body of work that I can be proud of, but I don't exactly know how to push it to that point.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
I spent most of this past week with my family who was visiting from out of town. We took in all the sights that Atlanta had to offer, so needless to say that my series of focus feel to the weigh side for the weekend. But I was able to print some images from the weekends before and came across several images I had missed. One in particular of a young man on his way to oblivion smoking a rollie with the word "lost" tattooed on his knuckles. It has become apparent that as an outsider looking in on this side of life, I have been unable to describe what I see when I look at these people. This image so simple and direct seems to sum it up for me personally, that all my subjects are "lost", in some way or form
Monday, July 5, 2010
On thursday, I drove down to the High Museum here in Atlanta to see an exhibit by danish born photographer Peter Sekaer, who worked in the 30-40's documenting slums in major American cities. The images were small, but so full of life, the work seem to show such care and dedication towards its subject matter, really taking the images out of the realm of simply documenting to something more along the the lines of fine art. So i figured this week I'd put up an image I shot in a housing project in Savannah, to pay homage to a great documentary photographer like Seakaer.