Thursday, 11 June 2009

featuring dan larkin

Recently I stucked upon Dan Larkin's images.
I found them 'extremely worth trying'...
to contact the man behind the lens.
As a surprising result I got an intimate and strong short-essay with the photographer's context.

Hello Paul,

I'm flattered.

Attached are 3 jpegs from my series "All About My Mother"
These portraits of my mother, Anne B. Larkin were made over the course of the last ten years of her life. They signify casual pauses in conversation during the routine activities we shared. I watched as she came into her own after the death of my father, we became friends. She forged a new life and seemed to relish the freedom of living on her own for the first time. Her struggle with both physical and mental illness makes me realize she was probably the strongest person I will ever know. These images evoke the passage of time and have become my quiet reflection on the fragility of life. I’m reminded of the significance of living in the moment.

© dan larkin

© dan larkin

© dan larkin

I have a distinctive sensitivity for the treatment of nuance of color and light. I've developed a body of work that separately, or when grouped together suggests an implied narrative. Of late I have been experimenting with strategies that use digital time-based media in hopes of extending the boundaries of a visual journal or diary. I like long walks on the beach with no one in particular, café latte and a bagel with peanut butter on it for breakfast, if I were blind my favorite color would definitely be tie-dye and I am devoted to photography because it offers me the opportunity to attempt to coax insight from the seemingly ordinary. My favorite job so far has been this one.

Dan Larkin

Associate Professor
Program Chair, BFA Fine Art Photography
Rochester Institute of Technology

B.F.A. Rochester Institute of Technology 1983
M.F.A. Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College 1994

1 comment:

no panic said...

de "rejected passport serie" hilarisch en gelukkig niet in de prullenbak beland

de serie in Cape Cod goed voor inspiratie

"if i were blind my favorite color would be..." daar moet ik even over nadenken