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Photographer davegreen1963

Dave Green

Photographer Dave Green: often found on the road. Always with a camera.

Stories from the road, the tavern - and the motel room too

Dave Green's Personal is a book of raw, vivid, immediate and sometimes witty photos that transport you to the road, the street, the tavern - and sometimes the motel room too. These photos are atmospheric with cracked concrete and the sizzle of streetlamps, but just as compelling are the people: caught in moments of contemplation or joy, with a directness that shines on the page.

This is a book of contrasts, the tension in the dialogue a whisper. Look here: youthful lust and yearning, women and lovers juxtaposed with landscapes busted and stripped down. Lust is a counterpoint to dilapidation. The tang of tungsten light in cavernous bars and then a street lamp, suddenly a votive light in a night sky over lovers like some crazy benediction. As if there was hope...

If there is a reckoning, it is on the road. The photographer/passenger, the night and a beautiful woman at the wheel; a motorcyclist with a life garbage-bagged and strapped to the saddle of his BSA, maybe in flight. A bleak stretch of road ahead, road the arbiter. Love goes but the road always stays. Road, the redeemer.

- from the introduction, by LP Farrell

128 pages with 102 plates, offset printed on 100# HannoArt Silk, plus personal notes by the photographer.

Content note: possibly NSFW, mild nudity.

A collection of photographs including the facades of storefront windows and a never-ending highway in a bleak landscape, to the faces and forms of people he captures along his journey. Experiencing all facets of life across borders and time, Dave Green vividly juxtaposes textures and moods in his pictures, arousing an emotional response whether from the nude stills, diverse faces or simply a cemetery where a crippled old man comes face to face with death. From LP Farrell's introduction to a collection of photographs that ignite the imagination with a gritty and real view of life, this is a book that's thought-provoking in its simplicity; a major achievement for this artist.
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