Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Colin Blakely - Somewhere in Middle America

© Colin Blakely

Colin Blakely likes to stand in the middle of the street to make his photographs. It's quite a nice perspective for the direct, but complex photographs of his neighborhood in Ann Arbor, Michigan that make up this series. Of course he doesn't always stand there. Sometimes he stands on the sidewalk or the baseball field, and sometimes he looks at his neighbors' backyards. And he's not afraid to give poetic titles to his photographs - such as "An Inability to Shake the Feeling of Running the Wrong Way into the Unknown" and "Recollection of the Battles Fought Maintaining the Home Front".

From Colin's statement about the project - "Here, the passing of time is defined as much by the rituals we collectively participate in as by the months on a calendar. This work is a celebration of and possibly a eulogy to our way of life."

Check out the project here.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Speak Talk Tell - Last Show at Whitewall Gallery

It was a short run, (four shows in less than a month) but a good one for Emily and Whitewall Gallery. Who's going to step up and take over the gallery? As the success of these shows proves, Detroit has a lot of photographic talent and people are interested in looking at it......

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Opening at White Wall Gallery in Hamtramck

In the past month alone, Emily has already put together two very fine photography shows at the White Wall Gallery in Hamtramck. The third show, focusing on photography with a documentary approach, is opening this Saturday. She's been doing great things with the White Wall Collective and now the gallery. Be there, fool!

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