Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

Plastic Palm Trees in Paradise

March 18, 2009

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David Graham documents America as a place where the intersection of cultural and actual landscape leads to moments of strange beauty. His cheerful supersaturated color photographs, graced by a bemused appreciation of his native land, capture a vivid jumble of roadside attractions and manmade structures locked in unexpected tension with their environment. Almost Paradise, his newest book with a foreword by noted writer Jack Hitt, ventures into dark territory with images of post-Katrina New Orleans sequenced together with objects in a wax museum and sunny days in no-man’s land. Graham’s postindustrial scenes devoid of the humans who created them will haunt your subconscious in the best possible way.

Language of LOMO

March 13, 2009

Rocky Mountains in Evergreen, CO, LOMO Style

Rocky Mountains in Evergreen, CO, LOMO Style

Blurred and unfocused photos can be great. Today I discovered something many people already know about: LOMO. While wandering around NYU in search of a snack after some research, I discovered Lomography USA and the Lomography Store on West 8th Street, where some Lomographers were discussing where to display the Lomography Embassy plaque. I was mesmerized by the photo-filled walls, juicy colored plastic cameras, and a notebook one of my classmates had shown me. I had to try it myself.

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