Tuesday, June 4, 2013
In the upcoming Future Heirlooms the featured artist mentions photographer Nan Brown as a current fave. So I clicked over to check her work out. Without a doubt Nan is a gifted photographer in the sense that her exposures are near perfect with control and zone at its best.
Her concepts seem a little derivative seeing obvious influences of Sally Mann and Edward Weston in her use of zone techniques and composition. With her series intimacies she put a huge challenge out in front of herself by approaching such a similar subject as Mann- who did it with utter perfection.
I most prefer the shots that seem less like someone who knows photography and more like someone who knows their own individual eye as a viewer behind the lens. The images of, I assume her children, are powerful much like Mann's. But unlike Mann's they become strongest when they are individualized and less aesthetisized.
She spent a long time working as a studio photographer and took an extensive hiatus for health reason- so it will be very interesting to see what she does now that she is working again and away from the confines of the studio. Definitely a photographer worth knowing about and looking into.
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Posted by Joetta M. at 5:56 AM