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Desert Series, Selection_Two

Desert Series, Selection (1991-2000), Photography by Brian Forrest — Landing Strip, 1994 Badwater Path, 1994 Circles, 1998 Twin Trees, 1996     … [Read more...]

Rincón, Puerto Rico (Overexposed Series), 2013

Overexposed, Rincón, Puerto Rico, 2013. Fujifilm Instax Mini … [Read more...]

The Great Confluence

 Revisiting the Maha Kumbh Mela, Allahabad, 2013 — A Nag Baba who has taken a vow to stand one leg for 9 years Last year from January 14th to March 10th the Kumbh Mela, thought to be the largest religious gathering on earth (estimated at over 100 million attendees in 2013), was held on the banks of the Holy 'Sangam'-the confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna rivers and where the mythical Saraswati River is believed to run deeply beneath. A holy dip into the waters is understood to cleanse the soul and free the adherent from their past sins (karma), and thus becoming eligible for liberation from the cycle of birth and death. As such the Mela is attended by millions of devotees and Sahdus, who leave their haunts, caves, temples, and … [Read more...]

West of Western

Michael Varhol moved to Los Angeles from Washington D.C. in the late 70's; a move where the boundless sprawl impressed his eye with a continuum of never ending blandness. "The long boulevards and avenues seemed to blend into a bland, building-after-building architectural continuum, with no center of focus, like Ed Ruscha’s “Every Building on the Sunset Strip". The only things that rose above the horizon line were the palm trees, billboards and the occasional cluster of tall buildings."   West of Western was his first collection of black and white L.A. photographs all shot west of Western Avenue, in the last quarter of the 20th century. When introduced to the work of Max Yavno's galvanizing black and white imagery of Los Angeles from the … [Read more...]

Desert Series, Selection

Desert Series, Selection (1991-2000), Photography by Brian Forrest — Tumbleweeds, 1997 Leaning Poles, 1996 Single Tree, 1993 Tracks, 2000 © Brian Forrest   … [Read more...]

Lyrical Austerity

The Haptic Imagery of Jeffrey Atherton — Of all our senses, vision is the most potent at convincing us that we live in a stable world composed of solid entities existing separate and apart from each other, permanent, defined and continuous in time. Our capacity to distinguish figure from ground, to map the interplay of shadow and light as they announce the dimensionality of forms, and our sensitivity to the spatial effects of color all contribute strongly to this enchantment. Photographs help us weave the chaos of our sense impressions into an ordered, common sense totality complete with causal laws, social conventions and caring, parental leaders who work hard each day to enhance the common good. Our infantile longing to inhabit a … [Read more...]

Passages

Paths and Proximities, Photography by Robert A. Kato — In my conversations with Robert Kato he states his intention is to frame these photographs as not of paths, but of things in their proximity, things that had compelled his attention when he wasn't predisposed to look for anything in particular. These photographs speak to the individuality of each passage. Robert’s journey is not about destination but about staying with the moment, a mindfulness practice: impressions, bifurcations, mist, frost, a bush, a history in prints, scratches within scratches, scarification by repeated footsteps, cool colors, green, pale blue, grays and browns, deterioration, the passage of time. “There is no difference between Time and the three … [Read more...]

Isabella, Puerto Rico (Overexposed Sereis), 2013

Overexposed, Isabella, Puerto Rico, 2013. Fujifilm Instax Mini   … [Read more...]

Rocketing

The 4th of July is always a big fat party at our house. The streets are closed off, old fashioned pie baking contests take place and there is always a big bright shiny firetruck for all to climb aboard. Then the grilling begins, all pull their Webers out basking in the glow of the coals, anticipating the show. And the big bang never disappoints. BOOM! All Photography by Paul Cabanis   … [Read more...]

Aguadilla, Puerto Rico (Overexposed Series), 2013

Overexposed, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, 2013. Fujifilm Instax Mini … [Read more...]