I’ve been following some great photography work by Brad Moore – I think this work shows an extraordinary constraint and edit.
Vista Belta, Wimington, CA by Brad Moore
Also receiving alcolades from Lens Culture among many others…
Notable for making the cut at Photolucida, Critical Mass 2009 portfolio reviews: Congratulations to this year’s Critical Mass Top 50 – 2009. I think his work would be great to see in book form! Let’s hope the work is considered for this – as a have appreciated many of the fine books put together by Photolucida which can be found here: http://www.wmjasco.com/photolucida/photolucida.html
Happy Kids Nutrition by Brad Moore
I’ve appreciated Moore’s work for some time – especially the surburban landscape themed photographs – as written previously in this post. It would be terrific to see a group of this work presented at Blue Sky Gallery here in Portland… Maybe someday soon!
Trini Circle, Westminster, California (2006)
405 & Magnola, Fountain Valley, California (2006)
…I grew up in central Orange County. After 25 years I
returned, and was fascinated by the simultaneous decline and growth. I stayed
away from traditional, documentary-style photography; instead I have
photographed only select buildings and the nearby shrubbery in primarily static,
symmetrical compositions. Together, the buildings and foliage convey change,
irony and evolution of place. – Brad Moore
Judith Circle, Westminster, California (2006)
A selection of rather nice suburban nature and buildings to be found on Brad Moore’s web site…
Upcoming show at “Point of View Gallery” – NY… recognition and picture in the current Newspace Center for Photography here in Portland in the third annual national – juried competition show.. “Among Us”.
I find the structure and manicured reality – to be about being “on display…works well with the typical structure and projected image that most suburbs endeavor to put on display. The well organized and seemingly cared for landscapes are like the picture perfect worlds one imagines the suburbs may offer… What would be nice would be to spot the discrepancy between what is intended to be portrayed – i.e. “the perfect family album” and aspects of the less than perfect world we all eventually come to terms with… The cracks in reality we try to project are what might be even more interesting and lasting.
More about Moore here….