Which is your most treasured image from either show? Where do you hope it will end up?
Marmoset (Horizon Blue) would be my most treasured image, look out for it in the exhibition, it’s surreal. I always hope that my photos will end up on a record cover, that’s the way I set the bar when deciding on a final image, if it would be a successful LP cover.
Two locations, today (May 2nd) through June 2nd. You know what to do.
Brandee (Driftwood), 2011
Amanda (Monsoon Mount), 2011
A little late but just wanted to mention that you can order Ryan’s latest book, You and I, over at Twin Palms. Happy 2012 everyone!
ph. Jack Pierson
People let you take these intimate pictures of all that madness without any worries?
Everyone was actually really into it. I think it’s also because we were so fucked up on drugs every single day that the photographs were like the evidence of what happened. I feel like there was a good three years in my life where I don’t think that I had any touches with reality or anything like that. But the photographs were great because it was this evidence of what happened. So I would develop my rolls and then get them back and be like, “Oh my god!” I was just constantly running around doing illegal activities all day long.
How did you come across the concept of only shooting naked people?
When I first started making photographs I would shoot people nude occasionally and I was always just really into it and super fascinated by it. Just the idea of someone taking off their clothes is really exciting and also just watching the human body and studying it with a camera is just something that makes me smile and I think it’s really beautiful. All I know is that when I am shooting people nude it takes me to this other place. I am just so fascinated by the body.
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A preview from Team Gallery to a forthcoming show that will take place March 29 to April 28 2012. (via coolhunting)
If you’re in Miami, Team Gallery is having a group exhibition at Art Basel Miami Beach from today until Dec. 4!
Ryan McGinley photographed by Sandro Kopp
Ryan McGinley Skype Painting by Sandro Kopp