DOUG RICKARD

Star Mangled: Interview with Harlan Levey

“The presentation of politics has become pure entertainment; just another unhealthy consumable good and both candidates got chewed up and swallowed that night, which felt very appropriate and was more therapeutic than I would have imagined.”

True Romance – Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles

Romance is inescapable; the L.A. river is maybe the most romantic strip of concrete in the world, the light in the window of a Todd Hido exterior is romantic, just the name “Dennis Hopper” is romantic; romance is inherent to the image. By Owen Campbell, ASX, July 2015 Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles […]

INTERNET GOTHIC in Doug Rickard’s ‘N.A.’

 XZc7w, 2011 @ Doug Rickard   Horrorcore, a sort of contemporary American gothic, with all the inherent inversion of values.   INTERNET GOTHIC and Transcendentalism in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction By Owen Campbell, ASX, January 2015 In the preface of National Anthem Doug Rickard quotes Walt Whitman; in the coda he quotes Woodie Guthrie. […]

New Frontiers with Doug Rickard and Joshua Chuang (2013)

Artist talk with Doug Rickard and Yale curator Joshua Chuang. The Photographic Universe II brings together a range of leading practitioners, scientists, theoreticians, historians, and philosophers to consider and reflect on current discussions in photography at a pivotal moment in its history. The unique format of the conference will consist of one-on-one conversations between two […]

Lise Sarfati: “Molly #03” (2008)

Molly #03, 2008 58,5 x 43,7 cm LISE SARFATI French, born 1958 By Doug Rickard The room itself is quite an ordinary room. If you examine the details and remove the soft, young female from your mental focus you can feel the “oldness”. One can almost smell that scent that seems to permeate the very […]

ROSWELL ANGIER: “Sticky Floors and White Men Roars”

  By Doug Rickard, for ASX Stripper-stretch marks and desert-devil-dust... Mexican-Men with Tequila-Worm-Lust... jiggling breasts and White Men roars, sticky palms and sticky floors... booze-boars and bottle-breath, broken-teeth smiles and flailing-fist-death... curse and crawl, stumble and fall... warm wind blows through desert-window holes, pitiful views, coming in two's... alcohol-slaves. Mad howls and nasty scowls, jukebox-caves, [...]

JESSICA DIMMOCK: “The Ninth Floor” (2007)

 Headlong into the Rabbit Hole By Doug Rickard Jessica Dimmock dove headlong into it. There she was, in 2004, walking around with her new digital camera, perhaps “innocent”, still a student. Then, a chance meeting with a drug dealer, the door in the floor opened and into the rabbit hole she went. The apartment at 4 W. […]

WALKER EVANS: “DRIVE-BY PICTURES”

Walker Evans, pictures taken from a moving automobile or train.   EXPLORE ALL WALKER EVANS ON ASX (© Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.)

ASX.TV: Doug Rickard – “A New American Picture” (2011)

Doug Rickard: A New American Picture Presented in the Pier 24 Photography exhibition HERE. May 23rd – December 16th, 2011 Utilizing the comprehensive image archive Google Street View for his series A New American Picture, photographer Doug Rickard virtually drives the unseen and overlooked roads of America, to find bleak places that are forgotten, economically […]

Henry Wessel: “Vista Del Mar” (1995)

Vista Del Mar, 1995 By Doug Rickard Palm trees, baking sunshine and the beckoning call of Vista Del Mar (1995). The Hollywood glitz is gone, the water has dried up and the baking cracks of a barren road call out to the viewer that hope and dreams are just a mirage. The blazing sun is […]

Ron Jude: “Emmett” (2010)

By Doug Rickard, ASX, October 2010 The “past” is like a magical beast. At times, it makes me want to cry as a pit in my stomach hits with the power of a ton of bricks. At other times, I want to cackle and howl like a hyena as visions flood the head, pouring out […]

TODD HIDO: “Two Way Street”

By Doug Rickard, ASX, August 2009 Todd Hido’s new and unpublished work walks a fine line, a line that exists in the viewer rather than Todd. The work seems to come into existence through the eye’s of a smeared-single-pane-window voyeurish fog. It is the adult-white-male fog of childhood memories, and the mental hot-iron-branding of broken […]

JULIANA BEASLEY: “Last Stop – Rockaway Park”

When I was just a little girl I asked my mother, what will I be Will I be pretty, will I be rich Here’s what she said to me… Que Sera, Sera, Whatever will be, will be The future’s not ours, to see Que Sera, Sera What will be, will be… (Doris Day – Que […]

TEMA STAUFFER: “American Stills”

“Wonder Power Activate – Form of Tema – Form of America” Let’s just call it “T-America”. Tema Stauffer’s got her finger on the trigger, Tema Stauffer’s got her finger on the pulse… Tema’s got the vibe, oh yeah, Tema’s got the energy, oh yeah… Tema is feelin’ it. Tema’s… an American girl, yes she is […]