For those of you looking for something to do, Photo Arts Santa Fe is going on for the next 7 or 8 days. Oddly enough David and I are about 2500 hundred miles away from a photo festival that is going on in our own backyard but if anyone has any reports, please send them our way or drop them into the comments. The list of activities is long and here is the link to the download-able schedule of events.
M+B is proud to present an exhibition of color photographs by ANDREW BUSH titled VECTOR PORTRAITS, opening on September 12 and running through October 17, with a reception and book signing by the artist on Saturday, September 12 from 7 – 9pm. Vector Portraits is Andrew Bush’s series from 1989 to 1997, shot in and around Los Angeles using his car as a tripod and capturing Angelenos vis-à-vis their unique relationships with their automobiles.
The series began in 1989 after Bush graduated from Yale with an MFA in Photography and moved to Los Angeles. Struck by the city’s “great relationship between people and their car”, Bush attached a medium format camera to his passenger seat and drove the city streets and freeways. Either stopped in traffic or moving at speeds of 20 to 70 miles an hour, Bush’s method included “moving in parallel with the person next to [him], as a way of coming into their world” and then releasing the shutter. The essence of what makes these appealing images is that they are a prolonged version of the awkward eye contact frequently made while driving. It is undeniably voyeuristic and satisfying, and now one has the leisure to examine minutely while remaining anonymous. Bush offers up a slice of Los Angeles life at its most mundane and telling.
Little Miss Personality now has 8 photo books for sale on Blurb.
If the books come anywhere near her actual prints, you will certainly love them.
You can also find her every Saturday morning selling her work at the Santa Fe Workshops. Contact Karen for more details.
Issue 8 of Fraction is up and ready for your viewing pleasure. We have SEVEN photographers this time including the work of
John Paul Caponigro
Kevin J. Miyazaki
also a review of Richard Renaldi’s Fall River Boys and Melanie McWhorter’s group show The Un-Natural Nature of Food is still up for viewing and has been getting rave reviews.
This issue promises to be another great one so please take a look.
EXHIBITING ARTISTS TALK: Curtis Mann, John Opera, and Stacia Yeapanis
Thursday, July 23
5:30pm @ MoCP
Join us as the three MP3II artists talk about their work on view.
PORTFOLIO SHARING & NETWORKING EVENT
Thursday, July 30
5–7 pm @ MoCP
Mingle and share your work with fellow regional artists and museum staff. This event is open to MoCP Midwest Photographers Project artists and museum members. Refreshments will be served. Space is limited and reservations are required. Please contact Stephanie Conaway at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two Way Lens has a new interview with Oliver Weber that is definitely worth the read.