The Open Road / David Campany, 2014
And sticking with the theme of photography (what my blog mostly seems to focus on these days…), here is a lovely new book from Aperture, examining the American Road Trip as a theme of 20th century photography. Super nice.
Saturn V at Kennedy Space Center / 2011
I finally got around to uploading some photos from my recent American adventure. Check them out at my Flickr.
Yellow and Brown / Mike Bayne, 2010
Mike Bayne is an artist from Canada who creates stunning, hyper-real paintings of North-American banality. The images captivated me at first sight; then when I discovered they were paintings and not photographs, I was doubly intrigued. I could spend hours gazing at these peaceful, mundane settings.
First seen on ISO50.
Posted in Art
Tagged Art, Painting, USA
Just discovered the website Shorpy, an archive of historical photographs. The section of 4×5 Kodachromes from war-time America is quite stunning. The rich colours and pin-sharp details make for quite surreal images – I’ve never seen pictures from this era documented so realistically. Some beautiful planes too.
Check out the whole gallery here
Traffic / Benny Chan, 2010
Gorgeous aerial photography of LA by Benny Chan.
Seen on ISO50.
Kiran Master / photography
Lovely photography from Kiran Master.
Via James Greenfield
Vans and the Place Where They Were / Joe Stevens, 1996 – present
A beautiful photographic collection by Joe Stevens tracing the slow decline of customised vans on the West coast of America. I also love this, from the ethos behind the project:
“Notably, at the same time these vans have been disappearing from our roads, film photography as a visual medium has also begun it’s slow death. Consequently the goal of the project is to one day shoot the last remaining van on the final frame of photographic film in existence. Then the project will be finished.”