Monday, August 20, 2007

DAY 19...

Day 19 is the photographic world of the super art couple Jeremy & Claire Weiss. These two have a unique ability to show the personality and character of all their subjects through the lens. Each shot captures the person in a very natural and pure setting. Needless to say, I'm a fan. Their most recent project is the Day19 Portrait Project. On their site, it is described as " epic and ever-growing collection of 4x5 Polaroids capturing young faces in an old-fashioned way.

The subjects, a cross-section of artists, writers, performers and activists, were photographed using a large format camera, which requires the subjects freeze their expressions for around 20 seconds per image. In the era of digital point-and-shoots and phone cameras, the Portrait Project takes a comparatively slow, almost lumbering approach, one that forces the subject to re-engage. There is no hair or makeup, and no special lighting, and the result is a collection of raw, unpretentious portraits reminiscent of Depression-era Farm Security Administration photography."

Pictured above are John Ruggiero (Hair Stylist) and Keith Morris (Circle Jerks, Black Flag). Also, check out their blog.

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