Your Daily Photo Feed
Posted by David Ozanich — 13 Sep 2010
Some news from galleries and museums across the United States on this Monday morning:
“In the early 1950s he began to photograph these friends in casual snapshots, meant to be little more than souvenirs of a shared time and ethos. Years later his picture taking — often of the same friends, now battered by life or approaching death — became more formal and artful, as if he were trying to freeze his subjects’ faces and energies, and to show off his photographic skills, for the history books.”You’ll catch the familiar mugs of William S. Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady in the images which you can sample here.
“the toy company employee posing as ‘secret whore’; the Episcopal priest as tough guy; the children’s book illustrator as concert guitarist; the ex-Marine in drag, who explains simply: ‘I live life as Clark Kent, but I’d rather be Rita Hayworth.’ As such, Nimoy engaged each of his subjects, and directed them around the studio—which is captured in a 40-minute video that accompanies the works in the show.”If that Marine’s quote isn’t enough to get you to check it out, there’s not much more I can say. In the meantime, here’s a peek at the photos in the exhibition.