Monday, November 29, 2010

Mark Bradford







Wow, I recently went to the ICA in Boston and was blown away by Bradford’s work. His large-scale abstract paintings and collages are truly amazing to see in-person. Bradford uses a wide range of materials to construct his cartographic-like collages and installations. If you live in the Boston area… SEE THE SHOW!!


You can see more about Bradford and his work at PBS Art21

He is represented by Sikkema Jenkins & Co. in NY

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Murray Ballard




The subject matter in Murray Ballard’s current project, The Prospect of Immortality, an investigation into cryonics, is incredibly fascinating. Ballard’s work about the technology used in preserving the dead - for possible revival in the future, starts off with a quote from The Impossible Dream by Charles Platt


“The dream of escaping mortality has tantalized humanity for thousands of years. It occurs in all primitive cultures and modern religions… Cleary, there is a natural human yearning to transcend the limits imposed on us by our physical form.” Charles Platt, The Impossible Dream

Murray Ballard is a documentary photographer based in Brighton, UK.

You can see more of Murray Ballard’s work at http://www.murrayballard.com/

Monday, November 22, 2010

Joey Tipton




A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of having Joey Tipton visit one of my classes to speak about his work. I’ve heard Joey lecture before, so I wasn’t surprised at how interested my students became when they saw his work. Tipton’s photographs are a refreshing new look at contemporary landscape. His use of the camera shows a photographer struggling to construct his own unique visual language. Lucky for him and for us he’s able to do this in a highly intelligent and thought provoking way. His inexhaustible need to photograph, often verging on the side of insanity, comes through in the amount of film he shoots. Tipton’s photographs are usually heavily constructed without any remorse for doing so. As Tipton is often heard switching the two terms taking photographs and building photographs. He prides himself on his uncanny ability to do so.


You can see more of Joey Tipton's work at http://www.joeytipton.com

Friday, November 19, 2010

Michael Cardinali






In my opinion Michael Cardinali is a photographer’s photographer. His dedication to the medium and limitless ability to see the world in new ways is inspiring. Cardinali embodies all the virtues that one would imagine a photographer to have. His diverse body of work reflects a romantic, contemplative and thoughtful way of looking at the world around him. When looking at Cardinali’s work I am reminded of Robert Frost’s poetry which was critiqued in the Anthology of Modern Poetry (Oxford University Press) where it is mentioned that behind a sometimes charmingly familiar and rural fa├žade, Frost's poetry frequently presents pessimistic and menacing undertones which are often unrecognized.

Here is a selection of Cardinali’s work including one from his most recent project on the Arnold Arboretum where he writes, "It’s a complicated place where order and unencumbered growth exist atop one another, reflecting the way we live in a dance between different if not entirely opposite forces".

You can see more of Michael Cardinali's work at http://www.cardinaliphoto.com/

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Excited To Be Aboard

I have been a fan of the Exposure Project for a few years now, so when I was asked to join the team I was really excited to work with everyone. Since graduating from MassArt in 2009, I have been teaching a variety of photography courses both in New York and Massachusetts. Commuting hundreds of miles a week is not ideal, but for the time being…it's what has to be done. Like so many of you know, it’s not always easy making new work in this crazy schedule we call “life”. Throughout the course of this week and next, I’d like to introduce you to some of the creative people that continually inspire me to pick up my camera and head out the door in search of more pictures.

-Phil Jung

Monday, November 15, 2010

Update + New Collaborators!

Hey Everyone!

Many of you have probably been wondering what has become of The Exposure Project. Over the last six months, we have taken a necessary hiatus to work on personal projects and to do some restructuring. We are now happy to report that we are officially back with some exciting programming lined up for the coming months. In addition, we are now working with two new collaborators, Aaron McElroy and Phil Jung. We are really excited to have them both on board and wanted to take a moment to introduce their work to you here.


© Aaron McElroy


© Phil Jung

Regular posting to the blog will resume this week. As a means of highlighting our distinct artistic interests, each of us will take up a week long posting stint. Phil Jung will kick things off this week, followed by Aaron McElroy, Anastasia Cazabon and finally Ben Alper. After this point, and in an effort to further the collaborative mission of this project, the blog content will be contributed weekly by a different guest poster. If you have any interest in being a contributor yourself, please send a CV and a sample of your writing to exposureprojectphoto@gmail.com.

We are also currently working diligently on the preparations for our fifth Exposure Project publication. Further details and submission guidelines will be announced shortly. Also stayed tuned for exciting news regarding Graphic Intersections v. 02!