Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Christian Patterson

Who is the photographer?
Christian Patterson.

What is their work about? Or what is a recent body of their work about?
I am getting that Patterson's work is mainly about the exploration of new places and the aesthetics of everyday objects.

How did you find out about their work, where have you seen their work?
Momo said that a photograph of mine reminded her of his work, so I decided to research him.

What is compelling about their work?
The fact that he takes portraits of things rather than people, something that I've been exploring.

Are they an insider or and outsider to their subject?
I would think an insider, a lot of his subjects, the inanimate ones at least, and he seem to be sharing a secret with the cloud walls and Graceland if you could share a secret with Graceland monkeys, right?
However, at times he seems like an outsider, specifically in the portrait of a drag race spectator's mullet. He and the mullet seem to be in cahoots, but the owner of the mullet is completely oblivious to the situation.

What kind of story does the work tell/ communicate?
Christian Patterson is a wanderer. He wanders and takes (pictures) of what he finds.

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