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Art Unhinged: My Interview with Photographer Bryce Lankard

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Jul. 30th, 2013 | 06:06 pm

Out this week is my interview with documentary and fine art photographer Bryce Lankard featured on the cover and the first 17 pages of the Summer 2013 edition of The Main Street Rag magazine. The magazine features my interview alongside some of Bryce's photographs (that is his photo on the cover too).

For the past 13 years of his over 25 year career, Bryce Lankard's photography has focused on capturing the "unhinged": sudden loss and life disrupted such as the aftermath of 9/11 and of Hurricane Katrina. Instead of capturing the typical photographs of destruction and disarray (rubble piles, crumpled buildings, or cars floating in water), Bryce wanted to try something new. His goal was to capture not the reality but the quality, experience, and feeling (pathos) of such loss. In his portfolio collection titled "Blink of an Eye" Bryce shot his images with a Holga camera so the photographs would be gauzy, soft, dreamy, yet desolate and empty.

Bryce is a brilliant and fascinating guy --- one minute philosophical and the next whimsical --- and he is always passionate about photography.

Check out the interview (info for ordering the magazine below) as well as Bryce's website: http://www.BryceLankard.com

Main Street Rag is currently updating their website and this magazine issue has not yet been posted. But if you'd like to order a copy (cost is $8) of the magazine, please do so via their contact information:

Main Street Rag, PO Box 690100, Charlotte, NC 28227-7001

email: editor@mainstreetrag.com
phone: 704-573-2516

Many thanks to Bryce Lankard for granting me the interview!!! :-)



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from: aprilvolition
date: Jul. 31st, 2013 02:09 pm (UTC)

Wow. He has some really great stuff! I think I enjoyed his Land of Dreams series the most. It really captured the uniqueness of New Orleans. I've never been there myself, but I've always had a fascination with that city. His photos only made my interest grow. I'd really like to experience it one day.

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from: enchanted4est
date: Jul. 31st, 2013 11:27 pm (UTC)

I've only been to New Orleans once, when I was 11-years-old. Now that I've seen his photos, I'd like to go back and take some photos too. New Orleans is a quirky wonderful place.

His "Land of Dreams" was a gallery exhibition in New York City after Hurricane Katrina. The purpose was to let people see and experience what had been destroyed: what was once there but now was gone, which was an interesting idea for an artist response to the catastrophic loss.

He has some new photos which he's not yet posted: an interesting and unusual approach to photographing the beach and beach culture. I've seen a few, and they are awesome, definitely unlike any beach photos I've ever seen. Once he gets them posted, I'll let you know. I think you'll like them :-)

Hope you're having a fun summer!


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