591 Exhibition - Justin James Reed
The exhibition America The Beautiful is a blend of pictures from two of Justin's projects; "South Philadelphia" and "Westwards". His photos of people of South Philadelphia got my attention, I saw a photographer interacting with the people he portrays - no haze or doubt, very distinct. Exploring further the photography of Justin James Reed, I realized that he easily finds his way with other motifs too, like landscapes, architecture etc. I wanted to show that part of him as well, so we worked out this combination from two different series.
Justin James Reed
Lives in: Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Latest exhibition: 2008:"Meet Waradise - Fjord," Waradise Gallery, New York, Ny "Revisiting America," Bond Street Gallery, Brooklyn, Ny
Inspiration (photographers): Too many to name, but some of my current favorites are:
Gerald Edwards III
Noel Rodo Vankeulen
Okay, it looks like I was able to name a lot of them!!
Music (Currently listening to):
Arthur Russell "World of Echo"
David Bowie "Reality"
Nine Inch Nails "The Slip"
Talking Heads "Sand In the Vasaline"
The Notwist "The Devil, You + Me"
Books (Just finished, always going back to, or currently engaged with):
David Hickey "Air Guitar"
John Milton "Paradise Lost"
John Steinbeck "Travels With Charley"
Neal Stephenson "Anathem"
Richard Ford "Independence Day"
Robert Adams "Beauty In Photography"
Film, digital or both: For my personal work, Film always. Although I do dabble in digital for side projects from time to time.
Quote: "Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop." - Ansel Adams
A favourite photograph: Again, too many to count, but possibly my favorite portrait:
"Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Builder of the Steamship "Great Eastern" . 1857 by, Robert Howlett and one of my favorite landscapes: "The Valley of the Shadow of Death" . 1855 by, Roger Fenton