I was in Scotland once & we had baked potatoes for dinner. The promoter of the show got them for us, he walked in with a tray of 14 baked potatoes, all with different toppings. None of us were really sure how to eat them, or if we shared, or what you did when the toppings ran out. This story has very little to do with Alishia Farnan other than she lives in Scotland & her photographs tell better stories than I do. Please proceed for proof. Please find more of Alishia Farnan’s work on her 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.
Ruth Micmillan’s photographs read of multiple stories in one. Over the last few days, I have returned repeatedly to her website, in order to figure out the narrative, the hidden stories, anything. By leaving open ended answers, she is able to make the viewer ask endless questions. While mixing the styles of Cindy Sherman & Jackson Eaton, she makes us wonder if these self portraits or someone in life close to her, while referencing vaguely similar looking females of varying ages.
Please find more of Ruth Mcmillan’s work on her website.
Today we bring you the photographic work of Erich Brumback, currently creative writing student living in Virginia.
“The majority of these photographs were taken on slide film. I tend to associate the higher saturation and more narrow exposure latitude of this kind of film with the emotional intensity and specificity of memory. Our experiences become memories only with distance. Something we saw or heard someone say will stick with us, and the rest falls away as we move further along from the event. I’ve always found quieter moments to be the ones that stick with me most easily, lulls in conversation or wandering to places that gave me some sense of peace. These photographs are intended to convey those kinds of moments and to offer the viewer some of the same reflection and clarity I get from them.”
Please fine more of Erich Brumback’s work on his website.
Brent Adkin’s recently sent some work our way, have a look.
“the mundane” is an ongoing series of photographs that capture the everyday moments that we tend to overlook or dismiss. They represent reality in a detached and analytical manner, shining a spotlight on an empty dining table or an “everything you could ever need” store, leaving the viewer to stop and consider what these things mean to us as individuals and as a society. When you step inside a person’s home, you see a reflection of who they are, and the same goes for communities of any kind, large or small. We express ourselves a lot more than we realize, often in ways we are unaware of.
Please find more of Brent Adkin’s work on his website.
Genius Loci Vol.1 is an autobiographic statement. It is a daily journey that was born as much from the will of maturing as a photographer as from the necessity of facing a long convalescence. Each snapshot is the destination of a travel at your fingertips, a trip that was almost always an Italian one, in which, with selective and precise criteria, I was looking for the presence of color, composition and light. Realized between the summers of 2012 and 2013, Genius Loci Vol.1 walks the spectator through a few recurring paths: Milan, the water, the vegetation, the animals, the non-place, the Virgin Mary. They are all pacific environments, reassuring in a certain way, and in which I’ve always searched for order of things.
The location choice was rather accidental. Often I just happened to find a space that I liked and I waited and waited, until something, just about anything, would appear and complete it.
Please find more of Albertini’s work on his website.