Thursday, December 30, 2010

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

So Young

It is no wonder Ryan McGinley personally requested to work with Coco Young on many of his projects. When I first stumbled across her blog I fell in love with Coco's photographic eye. Everything is so fresh and carefree. Sometimes I need a reminder to shoot without inhibition.

These two in particular are my favorite. But make sure to check out some more here.

Photo Credits: All by Coco Young

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Art of Marfa

I love vintage photographs. I collect them - each time I go to the flea market, I sift through boxes to find ones I like. Here's why - they're nostalgic, they're anonymous, and they are most always what we would consider a "friend photo." In other words, the photographer was looking for a good family photo, not necessarily one that stands on its own. But then there are some that work both ways. And those are the most fun to find.

For me it nods back to Weegee's methods. He was an amazing man-behind-the-lens, but he was there to get to the heart of the picture for a news story. He just had an exceptional eye for what exactly that was. Well, that's the idea here on a certain level - images to document a town or a family end up looking like art. I always learn something.

I found these vintage photos courtesy of the Marfa Public Library. They're all of Marfa, Texas.