January 4, 2008

Lisa Robinson

Long time readers of this blog know that I have something of an obsessive relationship with snow, a product of a largely snowless childhood in a hot corner of Texas. Simply put I love snow. It makes me a little bit crazy, so I guess I was predisposed to be a fan of Lisa Robinson’s Snowbound, photographs taken over several years of snows. Her landscapes remind us of the thrill of being the first to tread on new snow and the wonder of discovering a world made new. The understated images achieve power through subtlety which is a hard trick indeed given the challenges of shooting and of printing such images.

This work deserves to be seen in person as digital files viewed on screen don’t do the prints justice, so make the trek over to DUMBO and check out the show at the Klompching Gallery, it’s up through February 29th.

If aren’t in the New York area, Robinson’s book of the same title was cited by PhotoEye editor and photobook connoisseur Darius Himes as one of his favorite photobooks of 2007.

Tangential: And while we’re on the subject of snow and photography why not re-read Alec Soth’s snow-tagged posts. Of all the blogs that have come and gone over the years, his is the one I miss reading the most.

posted at 02:35 AM by raul

Filed under: photographers

TAGS: photography (58) snow (5)


03/02/08 12:53 PM

I love Lisa's work. I found her initial site quite some time ago where she showed work she had done at a place just a few hours drive from my house. She was gracious to reply to my email and to offer encouragement to continue on photographing what most would say is simply vernacular - but for me, as represented in her images - so much more.

I really wish I could have seen her work in person. Thanks for the post, Raul. Good stuff. Hope you're well.

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