Have you read the New York Times article “What Is It About 20-Somethings?” I didn’t read it in its entirety, perhaps because I am a 20-something… and articles of that nature often strike me as pedantic and condescending. I’ve also been absolutely delighted to read fiction again, so that article is going in the “read in the future” pile that’s taken over my living room. Have you read it? What did you think?
What did strike me as interesting, however, were the photos that accompanied the article. 13 young photographers were asked to capture the spirit of our generation using iPhones. While I think the conceit is a little contrived, I love the photos.
Though the collection doesn’t capture the complexity of a generation, I do think several of the photos are quite beautiful. And upon looking at one or two, I thought, That’s us; those are my friends and me. To see the full collection of photos, click here.
Do you think the photos capture the identity of this generation? What might you include? lv, molly
Baby animals photographed by Sharon Montrose. Cue collective sigh. Who knew raccoons could dance? lv, molly
I love these photos from The New Yorker’s Photo Booth blog. Here’s a selection from the article and a few images. Worth reading in its entirety here! lv, molly
P.S. Notice the insane number of posts today? This is what happens when I have time off and free reign to share everything that piques my interest!
For five years, Gordon roamed the lush countryside of the Hudson Valley, staking out pretty take-off spots. When he found a landscape that caught his fancy, he would return with a large-format camera and tripod, leap into the air and—with the help of an assistant—capture his ephemeral flight on film. The most triumphant of these images comprise his book “Flying Pictures.”
“I think what appealed to me about flying is that I shouldn’t be able to do it, but through photography it is possible,” Gordon told me. “I don’t think of myself as a magician, or even really an illusionist, but there’s no doubt in my mind that the camera is both.” He describes the endeavor of creating the images as “part performance, in which for most of it I just look like a crazy person flopping around on the horizon line of the landscape.” The act of capturing the picture, he adds, “was the only place that ‘flying’ really existed.” His flights always began hopefully, and ended tragically as he crashed down to earth.
Tara Donne photographs what she loves: friends, travel, & food. Raised in the country but currently residing in Brooklyn, Tara is inspired by both rural and city life and photographs both with equal parts skill & creativity. I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I do. My favorite is of the Argentinean girl wearing a tiara. It immediately put a smile on my face this morning. Read more about Tara here. xo-m