Next Lecture: Thursday, July 14 2016, 6:30–8 p.m.
RE Casper • Ally Legato • Andria Lo
Location: Harvey Milk Photo Center, Exhibit Room, 50 Scott St (at Duboce), San Francisco (415) 554-9522
Free and open to the public.
Mark your calendars for our bi-monthly photo series showcasing three local photographer’s work in a show and tell format. Each photographer will share their body of work, as well as their approach in creating the work.
* Light fare will be provided, but feel free to bring appetizers, beer or wine to share as this is a community focused event.
My name is Casper; street photographer, designer, writer and founder of the StreetPX Photography Podcast.I take pictures and make things. Born and raised in the rural midwest, my early years were spent learning composition through traditional media. However, I soon stumbled upon photography, which proved a perfect match with my fascination of the human condition. Inspired, I chose to leave my small town home and walk the heart of the big city, camera in hand. With the street as my own personal stage and people as my ever-evolving cast of characters, I use high-contrast B&W and vibrant color imagery to draw intrigue from the mundane.
My work is an illustration of modern emotional weight. I’m an artist based in San Francisco, California, and the rapid progression of technology and its cultural and environmental impact here has become a central artery in my work. I build scenes and thread images together in a cinematic approach, through portraits, still lifes, and landscapes. Each image is a vision of a modern emotional state, which may translate as fear, fantasy, or frustration, depending upon the issues addressed. In my most recent body of work, The Wake, I illustrate global cultural weights such as modern loneliness, contemporary communication, environmental apprehension, self connection, and self preservation. The images are highly calculated and synthesized to generate a surreal, visionary aesthetic. I rely on color manipulation, narrative elements, and expressions to embed each image with subcutaneous energy and emotional burden.
Andria Lo & Valeria Luu of Chinatown Pretty
Chinatown Pretty is an ongoing portrait series and blog that celebrates the street style of seniors living and grocery shopping in San Francisco’s Chinatown. It was created by photographer Andria Lo and writer Valerie Luu, two friends who love dim sum and chasing after pretty po pos (grandmas). Inspired by the unique culture of Chinatown, they began photographing and interviewing seniors whose joyful outfits reminded them of their own grandparents. The subjects’ clothes, often colorful, unexpected and handmade, tell a story of immigrant experience and cultural values.