Friday, January 16, 2009

**Fine Art Friday**

This photographer was brought to my attention by my friend Elise, who has a great eye. His name is Alec Soth.

His style is different from Eggelston's, but like Eggelston, he photographs people in the south and midwest with no judgment and with beautiful composition.

Elise says, "...his work is particularly relevant right now as he's recently assembled a project called The Last Days of W, photographed over the past eight years.

"During these last days of the administration, what is the point of protest, satire or any other sort of rabble-rousing? In assembling this collection of pictures I've made over the last eight years, I'm not really trying to accomplish much at all. But as President Bush once said, 'One of the great things about books is, sometimes there are some fantastic pictures.'" - Alec Soth

The work will be on exhibit in NY at the Gagosian gallery, beginning Inauguration Day - January 20.

Thanks Elise!

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