In a continuing attempt to understand and develop a personal style of photography, I renamed my blog to The Photo Secessionist. Don’t be alarmed.
The Photo Secession, a photography movement of the early 1900’s, pushed for the acceptance of photography as a fine art, as well as the importance of the photographer’s creative vision (at the expense of subject matter, etc.) While the Photo Secessionists worked primarily in pictorialism (impressionism for photography), I think the original emphasis on photography as an artist pursuit is especially relevant in today’s cameraphone era.
From a new session of work on my gentrification series. Outside an empty grocery store. I estimate this store has stood abandoned for over a decade, and most of the surrounding stores are empty as well.