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Strangelands

Not counting our first impromptu showing at Arles last month, STRANGELANDS is our collective first foray into the real world. We’re all basically strangers, most of us never having met off of the internet.

Greg Flanders summed it up like this:

STRANGELANDS is a collaborative effort by an international team of photographers that aims to meld geographically distinct images into one sweeping and dreamlike landscape. The end effect is a sometimes surreal, always surprising juxtaposition of artist, place and vision. More than a reflection on the blurring of boundaries through international means of communication, strangelands is a celebration of today’s odd marriage between the local and the global, the hyper-specific and the triumphantly cosmopolitan.

strange.rs brings together 22 photographers from major cities around the planet. The group is united less by a common aesthetic than by a certain quixotic vision of the world, one that seeks out the subtle strangeness hidden behind everyday reality.

The exhibition was curated by James Turnley and will be showing at the Third Floor Gallery in Cardiff, Wales from today until October 3rd, so if you’re in the UK stop by and see us.

If you can’t make it, we’ve made it pretty easy to follow the festivities from the comfort of your home.

The prints arrive.
Video of the installation.
Projecting live and big.

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And you can purchase the official exhibition catalog online here:

Just click on the image above to take you to the purchasing page.

Of horses and barflies

The World on its Side mini-project grew out of a chat Alex and I were having about Los Angeles. Strange.rs is an international collective, so we knew we couldn’t tackle an LA theme literally. We needed to find another way in. The mood of a Bukowski or Fante novel seemed an interesting way to go.… Continue Reading

The World on its Side

“Los Angeles is a volcano, spilling wreckage and desire in ever widening circles over a denuded countryside.” Mike Davis, City of Quartz The strange.rs site has been live for a month and a half now. We’re all still getting the hang of working together, vetting ideas and concepts, and agreeing on ways to move forward.… Continue Reading