This submission comes from Trevor Powers. To see more of his work check out his website.
pictures taken by the Google Street View car cam (Utsira, Norway - Sao Joao Del Rei, Brazil - Inverallochy, Scotland - Prejmer, Romania - Saint Nicolas De La Grave, France - Capetown, South Africa)
Stephen Shore, Natural Bridge, New York, 1974
From the Metropolitan Museum of Art:
In the mid- to late 1970s, Shore traveled the country by car photographing the banal vernacular details of the national scene-from main streets and parking lots to office buildings and apartment complexes. Inspired by the sweeping documentary projects of Walker Evans and Robert Frank, Shore’s quiet, almost subdued sensibility differed greatly from the gritty social commentaries of his predecessors; he was also working in color at a time when it was considered vulgar, beneath the realm of serious art photography. In addition to his remarkably assured palette, Shore was also well aware of recent photo-based Conceptual Art by Ed Ruscha and Dan Graham that chronicled the depopulated and commercially overrun spaces of middle America. The results-such as this harmonic convergence between a patch of grass and a beat-up Plymouth on a suburban street-were deceptively straightforward yet formally refined, and opened the door for photographers working in color, from Nan Goldin to Thomas Struth.
The next ALL VISUAL BOSTON SLIDESHOW will be happening Saturday, July 28th from 9pm - midnight, at Spectacle in Jamaica Plain. We will be having a live sound performance for the duration of the slideshow by Philip Fryer and Ryan Stanis, and afterwards our good buddies Freak Flag will be DJing. There will be other surprises to be announced as we get closer to the date.
This time we are limiting what we show to strictly photography and moving images that are no longer than 2 minutes. Submissions will be curated by myself and fellow Boston-based photographer Kelly Burgess. Like the previous slideshow, there is no theme or restrictions on subject matter as we want to keep this open and …all visual.
A complete submission will include:
1 - 15 images - sent as individual jpegs or a compressed zip folder, moving images should be sent as links.
A brief (250 words or less) bio.
Link to website or portfolio.
Format for images:
1200 pixels on the longest side, 72ppi, .jpeg, and files named like this: LastName_FirstName_01.jpeg, LastName_FirstName_02.jpeg, and so on.
Please send in submissions by Friday, July 6th to: email@example.com
Days Inn, Pensacola, FL
hey, here is an interview i did for Empty Stretch. i’m really really happy to be featured on this site -
July 29, 1971: A Penn Central train on weed-choked tracks along the little-used Upper Harlem Valley line, running from New York City to Chatham, N.Y. The railroad’s plans to eliminate service north of Dover Plains, in Dutchess County, were met with opposition. But the end of the line came anyway, in March 1972. Photo: Donal F. Holway/The New York Times