Friday, January 4, 2008
Jenny Riffle's portfolio is full of colorful environmental portraits that seem to capture a Northwest spirit. looking at them kind of makes me want to go to Seattle, wear plaid, and listen to queer punk bands. i first heard of her because she also works commercially with previously-subjectified photographer Molly Landreth as Landreth & Riffle.
the three images above especially caught my eye: "Riley in his Car," "Red Scarf," and "Riley in Mist." sometimes in portrait series it seems frowned upon to include multiple images of the same subject, unless the aim of the series is to document a person or community over time. but i really enjoyed thumb(nail)ing through her personal portfolio and noticing the recurrences. riley is a pretty great subject.