Saturday, June 16, 2012

David Lundbye


From my blog (The Art Reviewer) June 10, 2010

Often times I find myself more attracted to the human subject in photography and David Lundbye really captures ambivalence in the human condition. The 'Little adult' series captures children in serious acts of play. These children are not sentimental subject matter, but actual humans with human concerns. These images get into the psychology of the subjects and you can feel how serious these children are taking their play. 'The Austins' series takes a look at a family in a documentational way without the feeling that the viewer is exploiting the subjects. 'Nowhere-land' seems to have a constant time of day that makes the building foreboding. Lundbye don't just take weighty subject matter and present the image, but he makes the subjects weighty by good choices of images and he controls the perfect timing of those images.

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