BRAD MOORE: Fahey/Klein

Rose Room, Tustin, California, 2008
Photograph (c) Brad Moore /All Rights Reserved

Trini Circle, Westminster, California, 2006
Photograph (c) Brad Moore /All Rights Reserved

Barbara & Brea, Fullerton, California, 2008
Photograph (c) Brad Moore /All Rights Reserved

Korean Methodist, Fullerton, California, 2008
Photograph (c) Brad Moore /All Rights Reserved

"These photographs were shot in modest, well-worn, suburban cities in central and inland Southern California. Built in the 1950s and 60s, these cities provided a new home and future to a post-war population. This is where I grew up and, after 25 years, I returned. The areas I remembered were fading away, and I was struck by the simultaneous growth and decline. Initially, it was the buildings that interested me; I shot them in formal, almost symmetrical compositions. Then I began shooting the surrounding shrubbery with the same architectural approach. I liked the way the buildings and plants worked together, so that is how the project evolved. I have opted to avoid traditional, documentary-style photography; instead I have photographed in primarily static compositions, reflecting change, irony and evolution."

Brad Moore’s photographs are included in the collection of SF MoMA, and exhibited at the Museum of Photographic Arts, (MOPA), San Diego. Read An Interview with Brad Moore by Barbara Tannenbaum, Director of Curatorial Affairs, the Akron Art Museum


Anne Bentley said...

excellent, thank you

Kristin H said...

I like the directness of his compositions. Clean lines and the impact nature has on an otherwise simple aspect. Except the methodist church that facade is quite unique. Looks like an ordinary house is hidden behind an incredible cover.

Bruce Barone said...

I LOVE these!!!

Totally different style, and place, but I am reminded of the art of Erica Lennard.

Anonymous said...

The ridiculousness of it all. That is the first thing I think and feel when presented with images like this.

I, too, meandered around photographing landscapes with these austerely formed nature "beings" as I feel they become. They are endlessly interesting to me. I enjoy photographs like these. I like to see all different kinds, the "perfect" exposure/documentary type here and all the moody/oddball photos that I notice other artists doing.

Thanks for sharing!