┐ Mark Peckmezian’s youth on “youth” └

© Mark Peckmezian, Untitled, © Mark Peckmezian, Untitled, chromogenic print >© Mark Peckmezian, Untitled, fiber gelatin silver print >© Mark Peckmezian, Untitled, @ G20, fiber gelatin silver print © Mark Peckmezian, Untitled, fiber gelatin silver print “I was thinking that the “straight” or naive approach to the theme would be to just play to popular conceptions or idealizations of youth — and I certainly have photos that do that. I used to make a lot of work like this. But in the past few years, I don’t know….I don’t really buy it anymore, I guess. I think a lot of … Continue reading ┐ Mark Peckmezian’s youth on “youth” └

┐ John Lake └

© John Lake, from Crude Futures, 2010 © John Lake, from Crude Futures, 2010 If surrealism is all about the subjective nature of reality, then photography is a surprisingly apt medium with which to explore this – photo stills can be thought of as “quasi-mystical”, recording both objective fact and the stuff of imagination.(…) “What I’m looking for in my subjects is some element that transcends the surface reality of the image itself in order to speak about bigger social themes, like mortality or utopian fantasy” excerpt from article by Caroline Sturgess, in Pulp Magazine 66, 2010 John’s work here Continue reading ┐ John Lake └