Scott Alario, Anna Betbeze, Chris Caccamise, Christian Dietkus, goldiechiari, Anna Sew Hoy, Kelly Jazvac, Joshua Johnson, David Malek, Demetrius Oliver, Adam Shecter, Bret Slater, Josh Slater, Kara Tanaka
12 December 2013 - 26 January, 2014
Opening: 12 December, New York
Louis B. James Gallery 143b Orchard Street New York, NY 10002
When did you become interested in photography? People often have the sweetest stories about discovering photography. Mine is sweet to me, too. My grandfather and father both made the most wonderful 35mm/chrome/slides. Grampa Clump made literal travel documentation and my dad, Tony, makes amazing “art shots” - undeniably formative, vivid colors. A photograph I made when I was 16 received a compliment, and it stuck. We just need support after all, so don’t hold-back your feed-back!
Why photography? Photography is a good medium for introverts. Introverts tend to give energy to the world, and maybe making a photograph is a way to take some of that energy back. For me, I like that with a photograph I can share authorship with chance, with time / a moment itself. If an image sucks - I share the responsibility and fault with happenstance, and if it’s great, me and time were collaborating geniuses. :) But really, a lot of pressure becomes alleviated by allowing chance into one’s art practice. Chance also leads one to new ideas. Photography is often read as truthful, so in that sense it’s good at telling stories and asking questions.
What are you currently working on? Family pictures all the time, symbolical and not. And a side project, conceptually empty portraits of candy in color. Photographing in my neighborhood too in Providence. Always thinking about books and zines. I’m so superstitious, it’s all top secret!