Monday, May 2, 2011
Josie Ortiz reviews David Graham's Almost Paradise
"Tirelessly traveling the United States, Graham captures the colorful, sometimes surreal, and often bizarre, in the thoroughly American landscape. Graham seeks out subjects which celebrate our singular freedom of expression in colorful roadside attractions and general oddities..." I believe David Graham successfully documented the spirit of American culture in this series. The use of colors in the photos really give it a commercialized feeling. Something of the "American Dream" or what people desire. The colorful photos bring out an eccentric surrealness in representing "Americana" the way it should be represented. I believe the images have their own story, a somewhat narration that represents freedom of expression.