Walker Pickering does what every great writer wish they could, he makes the viewer nostalgic for a time they never knew. An Andy Griffith town, with classic cars, hand painted signs, and a certain innocence. But with repeated viewings, you become privy to touches of information hinting at a certain loss, a disappearance of an unknown.
Please find more of Walker Pickering’s photographs here.
Jonny Abraham is a recent graduate of Parsons and had the following to say about himself and his work.
My photography is representative of wandering , as I choose to photograph while I explore my neighborhood as well as new territories. My photographs are influenced by Walter Benjamin and Susan Sontag’s writings on the Flaneur,describing an individual armed with a camera, and an appetite for picturesque discoveries. My images are subtly personal, displaying complex desires and disturbances through esoteric landscapes. Technically speaking, my camera is projecting an image onto my film, at the same time I am projecting emotions onto the landscape.
Please find more of Jonny Abraham’s work on his website.
Luke Byrne has seemingly been everywhere and has the pictures to prove it. Australian born and well traveled, I have unknowingly been seeing this guy’s work for years; in Monster Children, camping supply companies, and on various art blogs. Now it is our turn to help get his work out there a little more.
Please find more of Luke Byrne’s photographs on his website & blog.
William Douglas has deep roots based in the south & now residing in Virginia, he classifies himself as an “On The Road” artist. He derives a lot of his inspiration for his artwork from literature, folklore, and word of mouth tales. He uses images of landscapes, portraits, and familiar physiological symbols to trigger the concepts of life, death, and love with in the southern region of the US and Puerto Rico.
Please find more of William Douglas’ work on his website.
Bryan Banducci knows what he is doing. Bay area born & educated, now based in Brooklyn, he knows how to tow the line between personal work, skate photography, & commercial work. He some how flows between styles with ease, with a consistent aesthetic pervading. Skate kids, strangers, & beautiful landscapes scatter his work & almost form mini narratives a la day in the life.
You should also check out his zine LOSING/ FEELING put out by the dudes over at A Love Token. We haven’t seen a copy in person but from the preview on his website, it looks exactly like a zine should. A time span of photographs to convey an overall emotion, grainy & out of focus, crisp perfect vast landscapes all smashed together to tell the story of a time & a place.
Please find more of Bryan Banducci’s work on his website.