It’s always great to hear from young working artists who are taking on new, cool projects. Photographer Edward Cushenberry e-mailed us about a series of black and white photos he’s doing that are quite nice. The group is called The Killing Of Nothingness and is a means for him to capture his life and deal with the people around him.
Edward is a recent graduate from Art Center’s Photography and Imagine department. He’s also a part of local art clique, zine makers, iPhone photo lovers Sorry Danny,. His style is stark and beautiful while not being “pretty.” They are raw looks at people who are often caught not at their best. The Killing Of Nothingness turns up this point of view and amplifies a viewers relationship to a person or what is going on between people. A lot of these photos rely on gesture and documenting a person’s performance, whether it be the assumed chastising at top or the kidding around at bottom.
The work is eventually going to be turned into a book, Edward told us. He also seems to have a shit ton of photos already done for the project as it surrounds him. “In The Killing Of Nothingness, I make an attempt to make up for ‘lost time’ in my life,” he explains in his e-mail. “By exploring the themes of family, love, intimacy, friendship, and the shift between realism and romanticism.” It’s a very intimate collection of photos that we really, really like. The use of black and white is particularly special, too.
For more on Edward, check out his Tumblr. We’re not sure when the project will be completed or when it will come out but we’re sure his Tumblr will be the first place it will be announced.