I don’t know how I ran across Zackary Drucker’s work, but when I did, I fell in love immediately. Her performances and attitude remind me of … well, nothing I’ve seen before. The transgender art culture is majorly overlooked, and Drucker brings great attention to its importance. To all sexually aware, she really understands.
Though my photography is more ‘gutteral’ and ‘unhinged’ than Nadav Kander’s, his work holds deep inspiration for me. After winning the Prix Pictet for his work documenting life on the Yangtze, he has put together a show at New York’s Flower Gallery on October 18 for the images. I’ll be there with my shirt tucked in.
I mostly read this guy’s interviews because he really does his homework. Outside of that, I like his laidback approach to asking about peoples’ work. His latest project is Sex Magazine, which just came out this Fall. The magazine has a range of articles from fiction to fashion to photography.
Here’s what I did this summer: came out with my first book, Like It This Way, and had a touring exhibition of it throughout New York. When I photograph people, I create spaces and actions for performers to inhabit as I shoot. I like the lifestyles of the people around me, and I use their energy to capture free moments.
Over the summer, I was lucky to be in a group show out in the Hamptons with this guy. His work fixates on small moments that we might otherwise forget about. I wish I knew how to spray paint like him. He pretty much has a show a week, so just check out his blog for the next opening.