Two For The Road Issue (5)

I’ve always consumed most of my photography from the internet. While I love exhibitions, books and magazines, the easiest and most accessible avenue is the web.  The one thing that has always bothered me about this way of viewing images is the limitations in the presentation.  Too often I find myself rhythmically clicking one by one through a set of photographs or too quickly scrolling through a stream of images horizontally or vertically. This is that antithesis of how photographs are presented in books and publishing where editors choose images to be side by side in pairs of two. The layout forces the viewer to analyze not just one, but two photographs simultaneously.  Editors cannot simply choose two photographs on their individual merit alone, but now they have to consider the relationship between the images. Two for the Road lives to examine this relationship.  Many of the pairings have very obvious aesthetic similarities with each other while others rely on a more ambigious connection with the subjects.  Often overlooked, but equally important, are the images that seem to have an intangible connection with each other as if two completely different and isolated photographers had the same inherent vision.



Left: Kasi Cooper
Right: 
Bryan Formhals


Left: Charlie Engman
Right: Jordi Huisman


Left and Right: Michael Cinque


Left: Stef Renard
Right: Greg Flanders


Left: Mengxi Zhang
Right: Andrew Nemiroski


Left: Nikolay Lëshkin
Right: Laura Gommans


Left: Sarah Palmer
Right: Alex Cretey


Left: Tatum Shaw
Right: Randy Martin


Left: John Goldsmith
Right: Tatum Shaw


Left & Right: Sylvain-Emmanual Prieur


James Turnley is a photographer that currently lives and works in New York.  Despite calling New York his home, he is in constant search of warmer weather.

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