Darkroom experiments. I’m not sure if I could classify this as a photogram because I used an enlarger to project & print transparencies that I had painted on, similar to making film prints but without the actual film. This one maybe I won’t draw over
For three decades, starting in the 1930s, he did the same thing. He’d sit inside a photo booth. He’d smile. He’d pose.
And then—pop! pop! pop!—out would pop a glossy self-portrait, in shades of black and white. There he was, staring back at himself … and grinning. And, sometimes, almost scowling. There he was, mirthful. And, sometimes, almost scornful.
The man—nobody knows who he was—repeated this process 455 times, at least, and he did so well into the 1960s. Nobody knows for sure why he did it. Or where he did it. All we know is that he took nearly 500 self-portraits over the course of thirty years, at a time when taking self-portraits was significantly more difficult than it is today, creating a striking record of the passage of time.
The man’s effort is now being shared with the public in the form of a collection being shown at Rutgers’ Zimmerli Art Museum in New Brunswick. “445 Portraits of a Man,” the exhibit is appropriately called, takes these early, earnest selfies and presents them as art.
Read more. [Image courtesy Donald Lokuta]
John Paul White and Candi Staton perform together at the Alabama Music hall of Fame induction banquet in Florence, AL on feb. 28,2014
The Lone Bellow playing at Cottonseed Studios Live in Opelika, AL on Feb. 22, 2014.
The Lone Bellow playing their last song of the night in the middle of 1st Avenue in downtown Opelika, Alabama. The Lone Bellow played on Saturday, Feb. 22 as part of the Cottonseed Live music series in downtown Opelika.
From the album ‘Perils from the Sea’ (2013)
Damn this is good