Extraordinary photos of young hitchhikers and freight train hoppers by Mike Brodie
Mike Brodie (tumblr | facebook) first began photographing in 2004 when he was given a Polaroid camera. Working under the moniker, The Polaroid Kidd, Brodie spent the next four years circumambulating the U.S. amassing an archive of photographs that would go on to make up one of the few, true collections of American travel photography. Having never undergone any formal training, he chose to remained untethered to the pressures and expectations of the art market.
Magazine: AnOther Spring/Summer 2002
Photographer: Steven Meisel
Model: Eleonora Bose
Concept & art direction: John Galliano
Artist Appreciation: Phil Noto’s Hank Pym’s Photo Archive.
This is one of my favorite projects by an artist. Not only is each of his works beautifully detailed, but Noto also seems to turn these fictional superheroes into real life people. I love the use of actual dates in order to show us a glimpse into the real lives of these characters. I feel like I would see this “photographs” in old issues of TIME Magazine or something. Fantastic.
I love this so much
He’s so great at making them real.
Oh wow, these are so lovely.
I want a coffee table book of this.
Lovely. I agree: would love to have a whole book of these on my coffee table. No story necessary. Paging Marvel - can’t you guys plleeeeeezze make this happen?
Check out Phil’s work! He’s fan-tab-ulous!
Have you ever looked into a can of paint before the color was mixed in? These are gorgeous photographs of paint in its last stages of creation: after the color tints were poured in, but before they were combined with the base paint. The photographs turn the paint cans into mini, circular abstract artworks — a little like Rothko, or maybe just Spin Art. In either case, we’d like a few “after” photos to satisfy our curiosity — just what color does that blue and gold combination make?