I have to confess that I am a very nosey person I like to call it another name ‘inquisitive’ which is why I love documentary photography and the photographic greats; Dorothea Lange , Walker Evans, Diana Arbus and Eugene Atget just to name a few.
Looking at their photographs opens a world into the past.Their photographic record of the 1920’s American Great Depression of ‘Migrate Mother’ by Dorothea Lange and inside the homes of dwellers across the dust bowl plains photographed by Walker Evans to the treatment of lives who exist in institutions captured by Diana Arbus. Each questioning the human condition.
These are all subjects and issues that have popped into my head while I have started to work on a new painting. The canvas I am working from is of the New York Cityscape.
Questions the human condition;
Order of cities, chaos of lives lived, pioneering, regressive, compacted, dangerous, enlightening, unpredictable.