Those of you who have seen previous issues of VIEW and read our short manifesto on the last page know that one of our “rules” is that we will not be showing non-historical black & white photography (along with sunsets and fashion photography). We also state on the same page that it’s not written in stone. Well, this issue we are happy to break one of our rules and present the dark black & white photos of photographer Adam Katseff. So here is a new “rule” for the new year - be flexible and follow your heart. And this is a rule that should truly never be broken.
In the past when I photographed in black & white as a student I used to print my work very dark and this is possibly why Adam’s work struck such a chord with me. I love color photography but sometimes, when done really well, the quality of a black & white print is so good, so rich that it’s almost colorful. To boot, this black & white work looks surprisingly rich on an iPad screen!
Speaking of color, we have a beautiful variety of work in this issue, which includes Anne Garland’s glowing miniature theatrical sets; the empty storefronts photographed in California and Greece by Garrett Williams; Andrew Murr’s lovely streetscape humor and Göksu Baysal’s poetic images of modern-day Turkey. We hope you enjoy this final issue for 2013.
Peripheral Vision - Magnus Åström
East / West - Göksu Baysal
The Luminous Playhouse Theater Company - Anne Garland
Scattered Bodies - William Hess
In The Course of Time - Adam Katseff
Fun with Photos - Tomasz Łaptaszyńsk
Important Angles - Ciro Miguel
Shooting Signs - Andrew Murr
Watch and Shoot - Gilles Pao
Consumed - Ronny Perry
Closed - Garrett Williams