Thursday, April 12, 2012

A Special Day With David Lykes Keenan - Photograph People

Gilden + Cat, NYC, 2009 Photo © David Lykes Keenan

Khunya, Austin, 2010 Photo © David Lykes Keenan

Reader, NYC, 2011 Photo © David Lykes Keenan

“It is one thing to photograph people. It is another to make others care about them by revealing the core of their humanness,” said the American photographer Paul Strand.

My photographs almost always include people. Pictures of most “things”, even lovely landscapes or seascapes, I find overwhelmingly boring. Rarely are these pictures of anything that I haven’t seen before.

People pictures, on the other hand, are never the same. Things will always be but people come and go, smile and frown, laugh and cry, love and hate, live and die. Things collect dust (I know, I have plenty) but people are life.

Neuroscience, Austin, 2010 Photo © David Lykes Keenan

Aurora in the Grass, Austin, 2011 Photo © David Lykes Keenan

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