a street portrait of me (from New York?) has faded and transferred onto the transparent sheet it was mounted behind. the second photo, where i look like a pope, is just the plastic sheet itself, held up against the light.
“The character in Anonymous, LA, 2009 is both present and theatrical, instantly causing one to question the reality and fantasy present in the image. This boundary between the two worlds of fiction and non-fiction has been a longstanding division for the photographic medium, and Grannan’s Boulevard only blurs this line further. The staging of the whitewashed walls, masterful lighting, and expressive, yet controlled faces only go to create more of a collapse between the individual and the character portrayed in each image. This affect is stunning and complex, directing the viewer to question the role of the artist in the individual’s narrative.”