I will preface this post with a warning of sorts, because it’s going to be all over the place.
With New Orleans/ the South continuously on mind and my restless feet aching to get out, I was pleasantly surprised when I found a preview of Ned Sublette’s book The Year Before The Flood. Ned moved to New Orleans a little over a year before hurricane Katrina hit and actually moved away just weeks before it all happened. From the preview it seems like it is going to be a mix of narrative, essay, and photographs; with a lot of focus on the local music and people. He paints such a vivid picture of his drive south and of the culture of the road trip. It will be interesting to see if the book holds up to the preview.
When first seeing David S. Allee’s work, I thought of Pavlos’s work and Will Knipshers’s. I don’t know how to express why I like his photographs so much, other than how pleasing they are both color and composition wise.
I seem to have a knack for rediscovering work that I have previously viewed and liked, as is the case with Doug Aitken’s Blow Debris.The video evokes a sense of wanderlust and travel, while also a discomfort. The video being twenty videos, I suggest watching the whole thing, but if you do not have the time just skip ahead to fifteen minutes and watch from there.