“Eric Kessels’ collection of found photography albums has been given the most amount of space at the festival. The headline act, so to speak, is the photograph as material object. Here too, the exhibition purposefully indicates an industry that is in decline: in a digital age the family photo-album is quickly becoming a curious object from the past. Kessels’ work as a collector of photographs is akin to that of an archaeologist digging up visual artifacts from the past: a French couple totally obsessed with taking pictures of their dogs, an Indian couple proudly photographed in a studio setting or a moustache-wearing man’s frequent visits to a belly dancer bar in Istanbul candidly captured in a series of black and white photographs.”
From: Visual Culture Blog. Review of the Format Photography Festival
Scored an exclusive portrait session today with the internet’s latest superstar, following his Good Morning America appearance. His parents were HONY fans and very down-to-earth about the whole thing. We met at Tumblr HQ had a good laugh about the wild and crazy internet.