Thursday, August 12, 2010

Joseph O. Holmes

Street photography is my passion -- a wild mix of technical skill and social engineering, with every component changing and evolving second by second. The original AMNH series was shot over a period of six weeks in New York's American Museum of Natural History, and spun my love of street photography into a radically different environment, a sort of off-the-street photography. The project carried me from sunlight into museum darkness, from rapid-fire to a zen-like slow motion, and forced me to rethink the whole process of stalking strangers. These images strip the components of traditional street photo down to the barest cues: silhouettes gazing out over vast, artificial veldts and jungles.