365 days of established, emerging and one of a kind artists
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Day 153:Ryan Avery
My name is Ryan Avery. My grandmother has boxes of old photos in her house that have info about what/who is in the photos written on the back. I love them. One day when I was going through a box I realized the photos just stop suddenly in the early 2000's. It makes sense I guess, everyone started buying digital cameras and then cell phones and now everything is online. Sometime in 2010 or 2011 my friend Dave Driscoll (who is also an amazing photographer- https://davedriscoll.wordpress.com/) lost roughly 2 years of photos because his computer crashed or his camera broke or something. Since that point I have felt a real state of urgency to take photos on disposable cameras that I keep with me all the time. When I finish a roll (which usually takes a few months) I get it developed, scan the photos and put the prints in a big box. I take photos of things, animals, people and places that feel important to me at the time. I like taking candid photos the most. Sometimes I will hand my disposable camera to someone that I like and ask them to take photos of things that feel important to them too and I usually like the results.