I demand equality in pay AND cocktails. This is a travesty.
Edward Weston First Nude 1918
Zerkalo (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975)
Opening Erotos by Nobuyoshi Araki (1993) is like finding a door in your home that you never saw before and walking through it.
It doesn’t feel exactly like any other Araki book I’m familiar with (and, just as I have not counted all the grains of sand at the beach, I have not seen all…
Noah Wilson, Four Images From “Our Land”, (2011)
‘The photographs in this series use landscape imagery appropriated from an archive of early 20th century negatives that I acquired while working as artist in residence at the San Francisco dump. These negatives have a nitrocellulose base (a medium used between 1889-1930s, but replaced in the 1920s by Kodak “Safety Film” because of the early medium’s proclivity to decay and self combust). Due to the unstable nature of this film, the negatives exist in various stages of deterioration and distress. I’ve used a flatbed scanner and sunlight as a backlighting source to record both the photographic information and the surface of the negatives. I make several scans of each negative at different times of day, and depending on the quality of the sunlight (diffused or direct), I capture varying interpretations of each negative. Diffused light allows the flatbed to record more of the film surface, and direct light illuminates more of the photographic image. Sunlight and the degradation of the film brings color into these, otherwise, monochromatic images. I build each of the pictures out of several scans made at different times of day to create a composite image. In the end, I’m trying to create a picture that describes the place that was photographed as well as the film artifact.”