Talking Tintype, Insurgent Hopi Maiden by Will Wilson is on view through July 9 as part of LENSCRATCH. Wilson: "Ultimately, I want to ensure that the subjects of my photographs are participating in the re-inscription of their customs and values in a way that will lead to a more equal distribution of power and influence in the cultural conversation. It is my hope that these Native American photographs will represent an intervention within the contentious and competing visual languages that form today’s photographic canon. This critical indigenous photographic exchange will generate new forms of authority and autonomy. These alone—rather than the old paradigm of assimilation–can form the basis for a re-imagined vision of who we are as Native people." #lenscratch#ccasantafe#willwilson
L.A. Photo Curator features the work of current entrant Carissa Dorson to our current competition, Nothing Special, curated by Bree Lamb.
Dorson says of her work, "With a background in cinematography, I enjoy using the camera to tell real, character-driven and relatable stories. I love finding the beauty in ordinary things. I am drawn to images that are simple and relatable, yet not typically captured. I especially love to catch glimpses of the intimate, everyday lives of people close to me. By taking candid portraits, I hope to connect with others and allow them to be vulnerable. I also use photography as a way to learn more about myself and explore different aspects of my own life. Having learned mostly on digital, I shot my first roll of black and white film in 2012, and fell in love with it. All of my work continues to be on film and in natural light, taken with either my Pentax Spotmatic or Mamiya RB67." Carissa Dorson is a cinematographer and photographer, originally from Silver Spring, Maryland. Her love for cinematography developed during her years in film school at Florida State University. Carissa is now immersed in the comedy community in Los Angeles, and shoots features, short films, commercials, and music videos. She also works as a fine art photographer with an interest in portraiture. Her photo series, Funny People Serious Photos, was featured in LA Weekly. More of her work can be found at www.carissadorson.com/photography. Carissa lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
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L.A. Photo Curator features the work of Mathias Sweet to our current competition, 'Nothing Special' curated by Bree Lamb.
Sweet says of his work, "My interest in Art began at an early age, dreaming of working for National Geographic and publishing books of the beautiful, untamed wilderness. However, as I proceeded upon my photographic journey my interests evolved. Having found an uncomfortable niche in event and portrait photography, I began to move into the realm of the often over-used term of "Fine Art Photography", finding more often than not working for others was not my cup of tea. These days I photograph what's immediate and deserving in my eye. What I find beautiful or contented. The moments that provide me with placidity in the quotidian. My work is not about the place, but rather the feeling felt, at a specific instant in time within a place." Selected Awards & Publications:
1st Place in the “Textures” call for entry. LA Photo Curator (http://www.laphotocurator.com/texture-curator-sandrine-hermand-grisel/first-place-mathias-sweet/1), March 2017. Online Publication. “Mathias Sweet and the Sweet xPan”, Anatomy Films (http://www.anatomyfilms.com/mathias-sweet-sweet-xpan/), April 2017, Online Publication. “Utilitarian Ten”, Lens Magazine, Jan 2017, 110-123. Print. “Signs of Life Exhibition”, Lenscratch (http://lenscratch.com/2016/10/signs-of-life-exhibition-part-3/), Oct 2016. Online Publication. “Patterns”, ArtAscent, Aug 2016. 64-66. Print. “Just Us,” Mpls St.Paul Weddings, Summer 2010. 96. Print.
Inside Analog Radio, Aug 2010. Interview.
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"Sometimes I felt like the mundane details of our lives were the only things tethering me to the world. I could hold onto them - distractions necessitating action. They gave me a sense of purpose. If not for the leaky faucet, the sandwiches, the bills, I might not know what to do with my hands."
-T. Greenwood, Two Rivers
WWAG. Rockford, Washington. May 2017.
L.A. Photo Curator features the work of entrant Brett Davies to our current competition, 'Nothing Special' curated by Bree Lamb.
Davies says of his work, "I am an Australian having spent the last ten years living, surfing and photographing in southern Sri Lanka.
As a passionate photographer, I have been taking street scenes and street portraits in Sri Lanka since I arrived. For me, photography is not a commercial pursuit but, a personal one.
I seek images that capture real feeling and honest simplicity. Mostly I photograph people and things in the street, everyday life and work, and it tends to be the people that have less rather than more. They seem to be the ones that have the vibrancy, character and life story.
Sometimes I see something and it has instant appeal so I photograph it. Regularly I don't even really know what it is about the scene that appeals so much It may be quite normal, simple or mundane yet to me it is definitely something.
Most of all, through my photography I wish to reveal the true existences of people to the rest of the world. I believe that awareness is a small step towards justice and equality. "
To see some of Davies work, go to:
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