Monday, July 12, 2010

Photos on Newsprint

© Will Steacy

So by now people should be starting to notice the newsprint trend that seems to be emerging as a legitimate mode to publish photos. Alec Soth first published his "Last Days of W" series on newsprint, and now Will Steacy has published "Down These Mean Streets" in the same way. I'm in the process of trying to get my hands on one, but I'm still curious about what this method of printing does to the "mission" of the photo. Photographs seem to save a moment in time, but newsprint will fade and lose the image pretty quickly, compared to an art print or a real book. Either way, this may soon be seriously en vogue, so prepare to see a few more of these. Even if you don't really care about this new way to present work, I would absolutely recommend checking out
Will Steacy's work. His well known series "Down These Mean Streets" offers a pretty gritty look at some run down areas of the United States. It doesn't sound original, but a snapshotty style comes through in a lot of the pictures and makes for some pretty interesting images. I'm a fan.

© Will Steacy

No comments:

Post a Comment