This is the current design for my editorial promo card. As you see I used two images from my recent hunting assignment. I really appreciate how the images work together. If you have an opinion speak now or forever hold your peace. Card design by Brad Holderness.
Meet Kabir and his friend Enamul. Both are Bangladeshian – Americans living in New York City. I have had the pleasure to meet and photograph several families from Bangladesh. This Sunday I will spend time with another Bangladeshian family.
I recently ran across Rinko Kawauchi’s work while visiting Dashwood Books. In 2001 Rinko released a series of three books – “Utatane” (catnap), “Hanabi” (fireworks) and “Hanako“, creating an overnight sensation in the Japanese photography world. Rinko has continued to publish with great success, becoming one of Japan’s most popular female photographers.
Kawauchi’s themes of family, human interaction with nature and the cycle of life are photographed in pastel colors. Her work reveals exquisite delicacy, achieved through sensate compositions, a careful attention to texture and the cultivation of a beautifully clear, clean, often whitish light.
When I look at Rinko’s work I often see a mix of Wolfgang Tillmans and Jason Fulford. Like Fulford, Rinko has a background in graphic design. Both also find the sequencing of images as important as the making of them.
‘For a photographer, it’s a necessity that you can shoot stuff magically. Accidents are necessary, but after I take a photograph, it is not all done. I continue to work on it.’ She suggests that the editing and presentation of the work is as important to the final image as composing and taking the photograph itself.
Pingmag has a revealing interview with Rinko here.
This image is from the archive. I was shooting near a fountain when I spotted this kid submerged in water. I asked him if I could take his portrait. He said yes.
One of my favorite books of 2006 is Jessica Backhaus‘s Jesus and the Cherries. The book is an accumulation of images shot between 2001-2004 in the small village of Netno, Poland. Much of the beauty in this book comes from the terrific pairing of still-lifes with portraiture. Jessica Backhaus is represented by Yancey Richardson.
Check out the work of Barry Stone. I am attracted to the combination of playfulness and intimacy in his work. Barry is a participating artist in the J&L project “Paper Placemats.”
Just a few images from my city wandering. Both images where shot while I was working on Parks and Recreation. Much of my work at that time involved concrete and grass.