this holiday season has been, for me, one during which i have found myself collecting art left and right. it’s all photography, perhaps aptly, since that’s my medium, and it’s all awesome.
first up, jonas jungblut, a fellow i went to grad school with and who has a beautiful, subdued pallet and a fun, offbeat way with composition.
from him i purchased this piece that i saw on his instagram stream. it is so evocative to me of california life (which i lived for 5 years before heading to texas) and contains a few of my favorite things: a classic car, the road and the coast.
photograph by jonas jungblut
secondly, i snatched up a couple of images from polly chandler’s series inspired by tom waits lyrics. her beautiful 4×5 images are so ethereal and haunting–i’m super excited to frame the 2 i got and hang them side by side. one of the ones i got is this one from 2011:
The Part You Throw Away from You Build It Up, You Wreck It Down, by polly chandler
thirdly, as part of her kickstarter campaign, austin-based architecture and interiors photographer ryann ford was offering backers polaroids, prints and advance copies of her book “the last stop” about rest stops and other disappearing roadside relics. i haven’t decided which image i’ll ask for a print of, but there are lots of fantastic ones to choose from. like this one:
monahans sandhills state park, texas, by ryann ford