11.04.2010

JIM NAUGHTEN: Re-Enactors

Photograph (c) Jim Naughten /All Rights Reserved

Photograph (c) Jim Naughten /All Rights Reserved

Photograph (c) Jim Naughten /All Rights Reserved

Photograph (c) Jim Naughten /All Rights Reserved

Nov 4 - Dec 18
Re-Enactors at KLOMPCHING

"London-based photographer Jim Naughten donned flack jacket and camouflage gear to enter the ranks of the world of war re-enactors: simulated battle and bully beef events attended by 20,000-odd UK individuals for whom tin soldiers were never quite enough. “I’d been looking for a large photographic project for a while” he explains. “When I came across the re-enactors I felt utterly compelled to capture them. I saw it as an opportunity to create my version of Avedon’s In the American West, a book I had loved since college”. Naughten admits to being fascinated as a child by the stories told by his desert rat grandfather and Spitfire pilot uncle; “I built model aircraft, tanks, soldiers and dioramas”. Once embedded with the re-enactors, he felt “an extraordinary sense of recognition…really seeing all my childhood toys full-sized for the first time”... read more here"

BOOK SIGNING:
Sat. Nov 6, 3:00pm—4:00pm
Dumbo, 111 Front Street, Suite 206, Brooklyn
F (York Street) A, C (Brooklyn Bridge / High Street) 2, 3 (Clark Street)

6 comments:

Kristin Hjellegjerde said...

& the lighting he uses makes the re-enacted reality pop out. I will keep this man in mind, thank you!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

These are fantastic. Thanks for the post.

JL Cancio said...

Nice pictures. Great post Eli!

R Montalban said...

Just great photographs

Caio Fern said...

these series is so wonderful .
perfect .
i am totaly fascinated .

Pepe Broch said...

Excelente serie de retratos, con un estilo particular e impecable.