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Photographer Edward Cushenberry.
Cushenberry’s photographs suck me in, kick me around and leave me spinning.
Situating himself in a classic documentary tradition, Cushenberry’s photographic choices feel dependent on story-telling & situation rather than pure aesthetics. nothing is static. crops and composition shift wildly from photograph to photograph. horizon lines zig-zag and then disappear into a tangle of clutter or blur. color palettes change with the time of day.
while many of his peers have gone the way of bright-white on-camera-flash and paper backdrops, scrutinizing the world with electronic light at f22, cushenberry’s work embraces shadow and the weirdness of ambient light. life is happening under fluorescent lamps and Cushenberry wants to capture it. all of it. the hectic and sensual story of family and city and friends, Edward Cushenberry wants to show it all. and so he does.
So happy to see this!!!! Yeah CUSH!!!!!
Last month I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing Juan Mardenborough for this month’s issue of Popular Mechanics.
I am so grateful this! Outside the Lines won a book contest that was put on by A&I and Featureshoot. Although the images in this book are all mine, this project is a collaboration between many amazing peeps. Thank you- Metro Skateboarding (Joel Jutigar) for inviting me on this voyage and ripping every single day, Rebecca King for the amazing design of the book, Daniel Dubois, Chris Perez, Greg Millions, Garrick O’Connor, Bret Novak, Chris Jatoft, Travis Schirmer for being willing subjects and killing it on and off the boards all day err day, Youtube for believing in the project and funding OTL, A&I, Liz Barr, Sofie Howard , Alison Zavos, Ewa Wojciak, and everyone along the way who showed us spots, let us shower in their homes, and provided a roof over our heads- Y’all know who you are.
A few months back I photographed a Wiz for an interview with Wonderland Magazine. The issue is currently on magazine stands. I’m super thankful for the opportunity to work with such a rad dude. Much obliged, Wonderland!
Words: Emma-Louise Tovey
Stylists: Samy and Judy ‘The Kids’ www.thekids.net
Homies!!! Mark this down on your calendars. Hope to see y’all there.
It’s crazy how much can change in 15 months. Last year I visited my good friends, Amanda and Nate, and met their newborn baby, Penelope. Last week I dropped by for another visit. I noticed a lot of awesome changes. They’ve purchased a new car, started a garden, and now Penelope walks and talks. I feel lucky to have photographed her as a brand new human and to see some of her first steps. Goodness! They’re an adorable family.
We’ve been putting in a lot of work for this one! “Broken Ass, Shattered Dreams” by Luis Arnold.