I meet Shane Lavalette at last year’s NY Photofest. I was not only impressed with his knowledge of photography–I could not help but adore him–he is both genuine and intelligent. So I was honored when he asked me to be a contributor to Lay Flat. Of course I was even more flattered when I saw my list of fellow essayists.
One Credo After Another
by Tim Davis
by Darius Himes
The Secessionists Revisited: Artist Collectives in the Age of the Blog
by Cara Phillips
A Telephone Conversation with Mike Mandel
by Shane Lavalette
The Crisis of Experience
by Eric William Carroll
Castaways vs. Utopians
by Jason Fulford
Yesterday my copy came in the mail, and I was both impressed and inspired by what Shane has done. It is not only a great visual presentation, the essay’s are thoughtful and add to the current discussion about the nature and meaning of contemporary photography. Also, each essay offers a unique and different viewpoint. I am even more excited to be a part of the project now that I have seen the final presentation.
I can’t wait to get some frames and create a LF installation piece for my apartment. I know we are struggling these days, but Lay Flat is well worth it.
Andreas Weinand, Anne Lass, Coley Brown, Debora Mittelstaedt, Ed Panar, Estelle Hanania, Gustav Almestål, Hiroyo Kaneko, Kamden Vencill, Mark McKnight, Michel Campeau, Nicolai Howalt & Trine Søndergaard, Nicola Kast, Nicholas Haggard, Shawn Records, Raimond Wouda, Richard Barnes, Thobias Fäldt, Whitney Hubbs and Yann Orhan.