3/12/2014

Early B&W by Grand Mudford

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"One of the most dynamic parts of the image to me, whether paintings or photographs, is the frame. Photographs, like paintings, have a frame. They have an extremity and they have a boundary. I’ve always been interested in what goes on in those edges. A lot of my photographs, particularly the early black and white photographs, there’s definitely a concern about the frame and what it’s cutting, what it’s suggesting just outside the frame. I’ve often had this massive building, or whatever, filling up most of the frame, and these slits of information, with backgrounds on the sides or the top, so the frame to me, is more than the time and the place."
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Grand Mudford, Early Black & White, El Paso, 1976
 
Grand Mudford, Early Black & White, Taos
 
Grand Mudford, Early Black & White, Mexico, 1976
 
Grand Mudford, Early Black & White, Mexico, 1976
 
Grand Mudford, Early Black & White, Texas
 
Grand Mudford, Early Black & White, Los Angeles
 
Grand Mudford, Early Black & White, Los Angeles
 
All photos © Grand Mudford