Thursday, April 17, 2008
subject echo: the float
what is it about the float?
is it the subject's total abandon? are freedom, relaxation, abandon, fear of drowning, etc... feelings we are trying to capture in photographic work?
more practically, is it because we float during vacation or leisure, times when photographers are more likely to have their cameras handy?
is it a romantic meme gleaned from art history?
has the visual proliferation of floating images just reinforced that floating is something to take photos of, creating a reproductive cycle of float photos?
or am i missing the boat here?
comments, please, on floating the subject. (and more links!)
(the images above are by: Davin Youngs, Doug Dubois, Jérôme Icardo, Mikaylah Bowman, Justine Kurland, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Dru Donovan, and Richard Misrach.)