Friday, January 18, 2008

living with a portrait

i really like this photograph from Jason Lazarus' series Living with a Portrait. most of the photos in the series show the way people include portraiture in their living spaces; in that context, this one—"Mike's Mother"—jumped out at me.

apparently we share some interests: in his statement, Lazarus says "I am interested in the function of portraits...Few subjects can fend for themselves on a wall with an increased cynicism toward herodom....The ritual of living with a portrait reflects our ambiguous and often decorative relationship with icons, the exceptions to this almost self-illuminating in their sincerity."

he also has a cool blog, and a photo he took of one of the most iconic subjects of the grunge era was recently featured on iheartphotograph.

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