“Laval creates a disturbing emotional wilderness, drawing us as viewers into his bush of ghosts with a sense that anything could happen—a couple doing it in the road, a threesome engaged on a mystic highway, a goddess as figurehead on the vehicle in the car chase. Voyeuristic, atavistic, altruistic”.
“There nothing more boring than, lets say, a picture of a chair and everybody looking at it thinks, well, thats a chair.”
Jacob Holdt would hitchhike over 100,000 miles through virtually every region of the United States without much more than his thumb.
Sucking in a Taste of An America You Will Never Experience: The Exceptional Times of Roger Steffen’s ‘The Family Acid’
Within Steffen’s book, we are not confronted with the problems of America, but rather the problem of what America could have been. A chance operation to see love, commitment, individuality and that sum of its parts made whole even if for but a very short time By Brad Feuerhelm, ASX, February 2015 Mystic America. […]
With these photographs, I have attempted to show a cross-section of the American population. My effort was to express it simply and without confusion. By Robert Frank, U.S. Camera Annual, p. 115, 1958 I am grateful to the Guggenheim Foundation for their confidence and the provisions they made for me to work freely in my […]
From the series American Surfaces Looking at Stephen Shore’s large-format pictures of America, it might be hard to believe the images were once controversial. The Landscape of Stephen Shore at the ICP By Carl Gunhouse, May 22, 2007 Looking at Stephen Shore’s large-format pictures of America, it might be hard to believe the […]
Stephen Shore is a prominent photographer and photographic educator. A pioneer in the field of color photography, Shore has published numerous books of photography, included his seminal book, Uncommon Places, published in 1982 (reissued in 2004).