More Things Come In The Mail
Posted on July 29th, 2013
Once again, I’ve received some wonderful photography in the mail and thought I would share them. Some came as a surprise, and others through purchase. They are varied, and wonderful each in their own way.
This is Flying Henry, by Rachel Hulin, a photobook for children, inspired by her son.
I LOVE the way she created a unique avenue for her photography. And I LOVE the idea of introducing little children to photography. It’s creative thinking like this that got Rachel a book, a gallery show, and a viral campaign of her work that went around the web and had her interviewed on TV. I was thrilled to finally meet up with Rachel at her ClampArt gallery opening, and see the wonderful prints of Flying Henry. I urge you to see the show.
I was thrilled to find this book of Ruby Ray photos of the California punk scene (1977-1981) on the
website of Penelope Huston, the brilliant singer of my favorite US punk band, The Avengers. Not only are the photographs of bands and fans wonderful, but the book comes with its own CD of music. From Pink Section to The Screamers, The Dils and others, this book is a historic document of a time and a scene that still resonates today.
Ellen Wallenstein’s “Respecting My Elders” is a book of portraits of artists literally from A to Z (Edward Albee to Eva Zeisel).
Here is a book that reinforces the idea of art as a lifelong endeavor, sustained by desire, drive and the continuing discovery of the new. The portraits are straightforward, shot in either the home or studio. All of these artists love what they do. They are compelled to create. And that’s what makes an ARTIST.
Jason Gardner has been photographing Carnaval in Brazil for nine years.
And this maquette, “A Flower in the Mouth” arrived in my mailbox, giving me a sample of the work that will be in his book. I’ve worked with Jason on this project, and am so happy to see it flourishing. In fact, tomorrow from 6:30 – 10pm, Jason will be showing the work and book at the Rubenstein Atrium, 61 W. 62nd St. as part of Lincoln Center’s “Out of Doors” program. Details here. As you would imagine, the work is full of color, life, and an obvious love Jason has for the freedom of performance found in Brazil. Here’s a great example of a sustained photo project.
This is my first post for the week. Check back tomorrow to see what my next piece will be about. It’s going to be FIVE days in a row of blog posts!