Friday, February 15, 2008
i have to admit that i haven't always been a huge fan of Ryan McGinley.
but i was really impressed by his collection of portraits for the "Breakthrough Performances" issue of the New York Times Magazine. i loved the look of the photographs, and the consistency of the aesthetic as a project, even through he was shooting diverse personalities in locations all over the country (plus the white cliffs of Dover). i like the way the light is sometimes hazy, or the way that blurry objects or bright lights obscure the subjects' faces.
i think the Jennifer Jason Leigh images (one is above) and the Paul Dano images are my favorites.
as a bonus: they're also posted up on Tiny Vices.