Monday, February 16, 2009


Nan Goldin:
Her photos are raw. Raw emotion, real time, real people. No setup of fancy light or fancy backdrops, just living life at its current paces showing the veiwer an inside look. He photos seem to be photos we are not supposed to be looking at, dirty pictures. There is voyeurism appeal, along with a peeping tom attitude. She is showing us the everyday sex, drugs and rock and roll of east villagers of New York. She did what Ryan McGinley does but she did it first, photographed her friends in their most natural setting. There is not shyness in her photos openly shooting homosexuals and drag queens, people bathing, people getting high, the everyday thing.

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