Fountain, CO (2004) Andrea Modica
My post on Andrea Modica got me wondering what she is up to now. It turns out she has a new project called Fountain. Read an article on the project here and see more images here.
Excellent, thanks for this link. Lovely work, but here’s a provocative question:
Not being from the US, and acknowledging that building a view of the US from the choices of photographers may not be very wise, I have to ask: how hard do you have to look, how deep do you have to scratch, for these scenarios to emerge? Talk about your “Old, Weird America” … It sometimes seems as if everyone between the East and West coasts must be crashed out on an old mattress, next to a dead puppy … I can’t get a handle on whether this is “How We Live Now” or “FSA Mark II”. Sorry to caricature.
Obviously, by contrast, everyone here in the UK really does live in saturated Martin Parr colours (the constant flashgun does get irritating sometimes) eating flourescent fast food. Oddly, people here seem to have stopped living in monochrome since the 1970s … 😉
Comment by Mike C. — October 17, 2006 @ 4:59 am
Thanks for posting this Alec. Andrea’s work is really tremendous. She swings for the fences and I think hits it out of the park.
You should do a post on the Parkeharrisons work. It’s of a different sort, but like Modica’s, ambitous and beautiful.
Your blog is marvelous.
Comment by G.M. — October 17, 2006 @ 7:56 pm
beautiful pictures. Mike C. makes some points…
Comment by j zorn — October 27, 2006 @ 11:16 pm
[…] I’ve previous mentioned Andrea Modica twice (here and here), but failed to mention her terrific pictures of Minor League baseball players. Modica was interviewed about the work as part of the Smithsonian Photographers at Work series: How did your series of pictures of baseball players come about? […]
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