Ryan James Caruthers
Dreamy without being too precious, the work of Philadelphia and NYC-based photographer Ryan James Caruthers often superimposes landscapes over human forms, like the images seen above. The shots that go without digital manipulation are still strong, given its brooding, cinematic quality, exploring life though the eyes of, as he puts it on his Twitter page, a “teenage dirtbag.”
(Photos courtesy of Ryan James Caruthers. Text by Jenny Bahn)
A drawing and its subsequent print- winter 2012
“They are scared. They are jealous.
We are pathetic. We are stars.
We are either sad and sickly or we are glamorous and new. We walk in and the choices race through my head. Sad and sickly? Or glamorous and new? Sad/sickly or glamorous/new? Sad/sickly? Glamorous/new?
We are unusual and tragic and alive.”
— From A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, by Dave Eggers
Love this book and the way he writes!
I’m not sure if I’ve ever posted about Hannah Richards, which is a grave oversight on my part. She’s a UK- based illustrator who makes wonderfully quirky things that are just the right amount of off-beat, I think. Anyhow, check her stuff out! Or don’t, it’s your life. But you probably should.
Last hurrah of CFC. Stick sculpture is all gettin’ friendly with the art school pillar. (As long as the shade is up, of course.)