Monday, December 1, 2008

All over the place

Saw the Catherine Opie show when I was in New York. I liked the ice fishing and surfing images, and really liked the tiny platinum prints of freeways. One thing that struck me about this show was the diversity of her body of work: from portraiture, to stark landscapes, to street photography, and journalism, it just seemed like none of it tied together.

Maybe I am missing something, and chances are that I am, since her work is relevant enough to someone out there to justiify a retrospective at a major museum. But the whole body of work seems totally scattered and disjointed. Maybe it means that there is still hope for those of us with photo ADD.

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