Some photos from Anthony Hernandez’s Landscapes for the Homeless (1995).
I both love and hate how these images work as a foil to Hernandez’s Rodeo Drive (1982-1985), which portrays a very different side of the material culture of Los Angeles, and which Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa has written elegantly about on The Great Leap Sideways this week. If Rodeo Drive shows subjects striving to become the consumer objects they fetishize, it’s especially painful to see their cast-off clothing and petty detritus standing in for other human subjectivities. Oof.
“I think that red is a very difficult color to work with. I don’t know why. It’s as if it’s…red is at war with all the other colors.”
William Eggleston: Photographer (2008) is now on YouTube.
(via American Suburb X)
I took some time earlier this month to document my sheep shearing business for Filson. You can find the complete series on their website: Sheep Shearing in Western Washington With Nich Hance McElroy