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Ed Ruscha, from the series “Product Still Lifes,” gelatin silver print, 1961/1999

…When you look at it today, though, it does begin to edge into nostalgia. That’s not something that I aimed at then, because although it looks like a very old-fashioned can now, in 1961 it did not. That’s the one thing I regret about any photograph: that eventually it becomes historical, nostalgic, out of date. It begins to look like the age it came from.

I’m interested in glorifying something that we in the world would say doesn’t deserve being glorified. Something that’s forgotten, focused on as though it were some sort of sacred object…

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Also, the “Best Shots” of: Taryn Simon, Richard Billingham, Polly Borland


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