|Beau Comeaux - Rubble|
|Steven Fink - SX-70 iPhone, 2014|
Overall, I got some very strong impressions of where art photography is at in 2015, and I liked what I saw: A lot of black-and-white work (whether digital or traditional); a good amount of strong color abstraction; a great deal of personal documentary; and some experimental/technical stuff - but very little of what I would call "postmodern," especially of the often annoying "created to be photographed" genre.
|Erin Shipley - Yielding Defects #3, 2013|
|Larry White - Mantle, 2014|
|Brian Williams - Pieces of 2, 2014|
|Jess Ayotte - Lucid Dream|
Also outstanding are three creepy Joel-Peter Witkin homages by Jess Ayotte in delicious black inkjet on paper, and Matthew Klein's lush prints that evoke the great Chicago street photography of Harry Callahan - or that of William Klein (a relative perhaps?), both working in the '50s and '60s. I'm not on a nostalgia trip, but I love seeing this excellent work from so many photographers who may very well be dreaming of the past, or at least look as though they do.
|Matthew Klein - Oh Darling, 2013|