Dave Schubert shares with us the story behind his photograph Highway 101
This long exposure photograph was taken in 2010 while sitting in the passenger seat of my friends car as he drove up Highway 101 into the mountains of Northern California. He pointed to the trees in the distance and mentioned that once we reached the woods we would be in them for the rest of our trip. I don’t remember the length of the exposure—it could’ve been five or 10 minutes, something like that—I just pushed my camera against the glass of the windshield held the shutter open until we hit the trees.
Dave has a new show Scattered Scraps of Memory opening tonight (7/18) at MUDDGUTTS gallery in Brooklyn
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Henrik Purienne is a Los Angeles-based photographer.
He can be followed on instagram at @purienne_
Unearthed and collected by Dave Schubert while digging through dead people’s stuff at garage sales, estate sales, and flea markets.
A quick flip through Larry Clark’s new 184 page softcover book with Japanese label Wacko Maria.
Santiago Mostyn shares with us the story behind his photograph Susa in the Fog, 2014
Summers can be cold in Stockholm, and sort of rainy, but when a warm day cools off into one of those nights that never gets dark there’s a cinematic fog that rises over all the waterways in the city. I’d spent the night before this photograph riding around with a sound system and a few good friends looking to start a street party, but when that didn’t work out we ended up at a Jazz club after closing hours drinking with the chef and a bartender we knew. Late night turned into early morning and we all rode bikes through the deserted, echoing centre of town before climbing a fence onto a concrete jetty and jumping into the water.
The woman in the photograph makes up one half of SW, a dreamy new music project releasing their first tape this month (check their cover of Bruce Springsteen’s Tougher than the Rest here). The two of us have become close collaborators since this photo was made, and when I first saw it on the contact sheet it really felt like a prophecy of all the exciting things to come. It’s great when an image seems to show you the way forward like that.
This photo is available as an edition through Absolut’s art initiative