Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Colin Blakely


Colin Blakely has some interesting work on his site - that goes from sublime landscapes to catch-you-off-guard suburbs and Middle America (the top pictures is well worth clicking on for a slightly bigger view).


He also has a blog - Not If But When. I'm not sure if it's slightly comforting or somewhat discouraging to discover that even the mythical "tenured professor of photography" has a hard time of breaking into the world of art photography...

(BTW, I'm in two minds about the extended and poetic captions for his work. I haven't included any here, but I can't quite make up my mind if they add to or take away from the pictures?)

2 comments:

stanco said...

Thanks for pointing out this work- some of the most beautiful and original B&W I've seen in a while...

Colin said...

I can understand your indecision about the titles, as I have felt it many times as well. I've lost count of how many times people's first comment about my work is "I love your titles." Still, they collectively contain an important part of the narrative of the work for me.

Thanks for featuring the work.