Thursday, November 20

Profile: Michael George

Untitled, August 2008

I am so excited to share this profile today. I recently discovered the brilliant work of New York University Photography and Imaging major Michael George. I love to support the work of up and coming artists and Michael’s work is truly superb! Not only is he genuinely gifted, he is really young (barely in his 20s). If he is this talented now, what will a few more years bring?

I've highlighted a few of my favorites that just might make the perfect holiday gift this year. For more information you can contact Michael directly. Enjoy!

Untitled, 2008

What inspires your work?
I'm inspired by photography's ability to prove that the world has a natural formal order by grabbing a slice of time or space, even if there's chaos that lies just outside the frame.

What is the one thing in life you can't live without?
The ocean.

What is your greatest accomplishment to date?
Founding the Tisch Photography Magazine Club within my university. It began as an idea over the summer and suddenly we are due to publish our first issue in early December.

Lost Series 1, 2007

What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Acceptance. People get nothing out of denying others from their lives.

What is your most prized possession?
Can I make it a three-way-tie? My journal, my copy of Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (a novel by Jonathan Safran Foer), and my Bruce Davidson print from the 'Brooklyn Gang' series.

What books are you currently reading
?
On my own: 'The Tipping Point' by Malcolm Gladwell
For class: 'The Marx-Engels Reader' and 'On Photography' by Susan Sontag; 'The Photograph as Contemporary Art,' by Charlotte Cotton.

Anthony, 2007

Who would you most like to collaborate with on a project?
Living: Todd Hido
Deceased: Richard Avedon

How do you see the Internet changing the world of art and design?
For one, many photographers now think of their series not in the sense of a gallery space but a computer monitor. This has many implications that are both exciting and daunting. I believe it also has allowed people to expand their knowledge of other artists so that they are not caught in the tunnel vision that results from only viewing exhibitions at galleries or museums.

What is next for Michael George?
I plan to continue my project entitled 'Brink' over Winter Break and hopefully I'll get a chance to travel and expand on my 'Us & Them' project. Other than that, who knows?

Profile by Ronda Carman
ALL PHOTOS ARE COPYRIGHT OF THE ARTIST

4 comments:

Anne said...

Such talent! I am really impressed. This is great Ronda.

Jay said...

awesome photographer

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this Ronda

He seems like an interesting guy with a very promising career. Certainly one to watch.

Best
Jonathan

ALL THE BEST said...

I am so glad you like these. I think he is great!!