Imagine having to explain an opinion to a group but you could only use one sentence. It’d be difficult to get your points across by having to cram so much into one phrase, and would be much easier if you could have an intro/body/conclusion. Photography is much the same. Some experiences are so in depth that one photograph cannot fully communicate your point. It takes many images supporting each other to really paint the full picture of evens that may have occurred.
Such is the case of Danny Lyon, a photographer who in 1965 began documenting the Chicago chapter of the motorcycle club known as the Outlaws. Lyon became so wrapped up in photographing the club, that he eventually joined and lived their lifestyle. The images are raw and full of life, each one showing us a different aspect of the human experience lived by Lyon’s subjects. Some moments are quiet, such as his photographs of the bikers at a funeral or in a pool hall. Others are so loud that you can practically hear the motorcycles roar as they speed down the 1965 Mid-West highways. The Outlaws wouldn’t have been displayed in such a broad emotional spectrum if only shown in a hand full of pictures.
Contest: Cohesive Images – Submit zip files of images, or links to online galleries, consisting of 5-20 photographs taken by yourself that are all tied together through a common theme. More doesn’t necessarily mean better. Submissions can be done through the contact page, or emailed directly here with the title “cohesive images”. Let the work tell a story, show an experience, or simply state an opinion. Submissions will be shown on the gallery page, and be judged by recfail.com and lensbracelet.com staff.
Prize: Winner will receive their choice of three lens bracelets courtesy of http://www.lensbracelet.com. Two runner-ups will receive a bracelet of their choice each.
Deadline for submissions – September 13th, 2011