Monday, May 4, 2009

Nan Brown's Trailer Portraits

In addition to discovering the work of David Wilson in the bins at Rayko, I was also fortunate to come across the work of Nan Brown. She doesn't seem to have a website, a shame since she has one of the better typological essays I've seen.

Ms. Brown photographs trailers, not lengthwise (not their "bodies"), but their ends- their "faces," so to speak. In fact, she refers to them as "portraits," and I couldn't agree more, each one very much with its own distinct and very individual character and personality! These handsomely small, B&W, square format prints are proof positive that photographic art relies primarily on imagination, resourcefulness and creativity- and is not necessarily measured and appreciated by the foot...

photos: Nan Brown