see more photographs by Joel Sternfeld here.
I close my eyes and I think of the canon. The canon are the photographers I draw on in times of doubt. They give me comfort, solace and inspiration. They include Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, Bruce Weber, Lee Friedlander, Sally Mann, Corrine Day, Glen Luchford, Erwin Blumenfeld, Harry Callahan and, in this case, Irving Penn. I close my eyes and I go through the rolodex in my head thinking of them all until I find the one that instinctively feels like the inspirational match for the task at hand. That’s not to say I set about slavishly ripping them off. I use them as my starting point, my jumping off point. They are my photographic moral compass. -Chris Floyd from Cleaning Living Under Difficult Circumstances
This excerpt really got me thinking about my rolodex of inspiration which lead me to today’s post..
Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #48 1979 seework.
Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Untitled 1960 seemorework.
Garry Winogrand, Untitled [3 figures], 1960 readmore.
Rene Burri, Shadow of a Tree, 1963 readmore.
Joel Sternfeld, Washington D.C., August 1974 seemorework.
Tina Barney, Mr. and Mrs. Castelli 1988 readmore.
William Eggleston, Memphis (Tricycle) 1969 Artistwebsite.
whats in ya’lls rolodex of inspiration?
Joel Sternfeld, New York City, (#1), 1976, pigment print
Joel Sternfeld, Egg Harbor, New Jersey, 1972, pigment print
I wish I was able to check out Joel Sternfeld, First Pictures at Luhring Augustine Gallery in NYC. Luckily for all of us they have an extensive online gallery to enjoy. See 78 more works here.
photographs have always been convincing lies– Joel Sternfeld
I like public art (especially when it incorporates photography) and I really like New York City, so it’s no wonder that I love this… Landscape with Path is a project curated by Joel Sternfeld that brings art to the brand new (and beautiful) High Line. Near West 18th Street Sternfeld, Robert Adams, and Darren Almond will each occupy a large billboard adjacent to the urban garden. This month, Robert Adams 1979 photograph, Nebraska State Highway 2, Box Butte County, was installed. I love the contrast of the bare, desert road leading to vast nothingness, against the lush, artificially constructed modern garden.
(First billboard installed)