Posting more about graphic design lately and less about architecture or photography, gave me the idea of Photography Week; a good opportunity to post the work of some great photographers and also dig up the archives and see if I can find any photos worth sharing.
Starting things up, is the English-born photographer Paul Graham, winner of the 2009 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize award. Big part of his work is about life and social classes in America, which he documents in his book a shimmer of possibility. I really like his work because it’s mostly about the almost mundane nature of everyday things. The photograph with a man cutting the grass (Pittsburgh, 2004) wouldn’t be the same without the sun; it’s almost like you can feel the dry, warm air and the humidity caused by the drops of light rain. In the American Night series, he’s coating his photographs with a veil of gray, making them feel like the mid-day sun, burning and blinding. My favorite photographs come from the series A1 - The Great North Road (1983). It is exactly the kind of photography I’m really into and makes me want to keep exploring the themes of cities and urban life.
For more information on Paul Graham and his work, you can visit https://www.artsy.net/artist/paul-graham –a page dedicated to providing "visitors with Graham's bio, over 75 of his works, exclusive articles, and up-to-date Graham exhibition listings."