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April 16th, 2008

I know where summer goes

I’ve been pouring over Ryan McGinley’s new photo set I know where summer goes for the past few weeks with an increasing fervor towards their beautiful simplicity. Taking the time out to truly enjoy the earnestness of their nature, I found myself scrambling for the perfect set of words to attempt to describe them. With the times we’ve allowed ourselves to devolve to it seems each day we step further away from what these photos perfectly capture, a time of innocence and abandon. Overwhelmed with the current state of affairs in America, a generation that sees those qualities through the thick lens of cynicism and doubt- the washed out film grain saturated colors, a mere post process to a digital photo manipulation. With tangibility gasping its last breath in this digital era it’s refreshing to see a set of photos that captures the quixotic nostalgic leanings of the past yet feels wholly contemporary in its aspirations.

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  1. […] feels like the perfect way to start summer. The song is accompanied by the stunning visuals of the previously mentioned Ryan Mcginley, who I think has done an amazing job at reviving the sadly nostalgic concept of […]

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