Bruce Davidson Article in the New York Times 8/9/10


http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/12/t-magazine/12talk-davidson-t.html?pagewanted=1&_r=3

A great interview with Bruce Davidson from the New York TImes. He talks about how he made himself invisible with the gangs he worked with in 1959. There is always that ghostly factor about his image that he is almost not present. Apart for the fraction of a second click exposing the film to light. I liked the part of the article where he talks about Ansel Adams and John Sexton. Are master of landscapes because that is where they are from. They know nothing else. The likes of Davidson himself grow up on the streets of new york. MAking them more approachable to the darker side of the city and how to act. The above image captures that calm in a fraction of second that could descend into a number of things

 

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Author: alanwhitfield80

Hello! I get about a bit so here about me first. I am a visual artist and poet who works within the context of fine art. My work is grounded in documentary, exploring the inner beauty of everyday life through various lens based media. Notions of nostalgia and social commentary are present, but from a definite northern working class perspective. Instinctively I exploring the townscapes of North Wales and the North West, often producing work that reflects the every day minutiae of life.

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