Indulge me.

I have a bit of a problem. I have a fairly substantial set of artists that I admire, draw inspiration, and just generally go ga-ga over. That isn’t the problem. My problem lies in the fact that I tend to blabber to anyone that will listen, usually poor Colleen, about said artists.

I’ve decided to take this pent-up art-love energy and spread it a little around here. Maybe it will provide a little insight into why I do what I do, maybe it will introduce some to some new artists, maybe it will bore you to tears. Whatever, indulge me, dears.

First up? Sally Mann.

smithsonian magazine, tv guide ]

I first heard of Mann during one of our “let’s watch a documentary” days during a photography class one semester. I’m the sort that takes furious notes during these docus, but this one left me mouth-agape and with only “Sally Mann” scrawled into my Moleskine. That’s big.

I immediately fell in love with her and her work– her photographs are intimate, eerie, and hauntingly beautiful. She uses mainly her family as subjects, which of course resonated with me after using JP as my main subject for so long. Anyway, less talk, more rock. (I need to stop myself while I still can).

Candy Cigarette, 1989, gelatin silver print
[ via artnet ]

Untitled from “At Twelve” Series, gelatin silver print || Untitled from “At Twelve” Series, gelatin silver print
[ via Jackson Fine Art || via Jackson Fine Art ]

Untitled from “At Twelve” Series, gelatin silver print
[ via Jackson Fine Art ]

Untitled from “At Twelve” series, gelatin silver print
[ via Jackson Fine Art ]

Much more after the jump…

Untitled from “At Twelve” Series, gelatin silver print
[ via Jackson Fine Art ]

Untitled from “At Twelve” Series, gelatin silver print
[ via artnet ]

Untitled from “At Twelve” Series, gelatin silver print || Untitled from “At Twelve” Series, silver gelatin print
[ via Jackson Fine Art, via Jackson Fine Art ]

Shiva at Whistle Creek, gelatin silver print
[ via artnet ]

The Big Girls, gelatin silver print || Vinland, gelatin silver print
[ via artnet || via artnet ]

Jessie at 8, gelatin silver print
[ via artnet ]

Untitled (Self-Portraits), ambrotype
[ via VMFA ]

Emmet #3, gelatin silver print || Virginia #9, gelatin silver print
[ via Jackson Fine Art || via Jackson Fine Art ]

Watch the documentary, What Remains, or look through her books, and read much more about her and her work.

One Response to Indulge me.
  1. Casey@HelloLove
    August 10, 2010 | 3:57 pm

    I LOVE Sally Mann! You picked some of her very best to feature, too! :)

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