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Shane Lavalette. ONE SUN, ONE SHADOW

Released Ms Lavalette and Kaunas Photography Gallery, 2016

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"In the southern states of the USA, the artist decided to walk out a wide variety of neighborhoods in a thorough way, looking for visual flashpoints that simply pulsates the rhythm and feeling of local music. Avoiding the paths of ethnomusicologists and photojournalists, the photographer avoided what one of the blues' first mothers, Ma Rainey, was talking about: "White people hear the blues coming, but they don't know where he came from."

Instead of picking flowers, Mr Lavalette rubs all the roots, becoming himself a stubborn hunter of analogies, allusions and periphrases. "One Sun, One Shadow" is not a historical picture of southern music; The basis of photographic storytelling is the reflection of the world's immersive traditions in incomplete visual fragments and caught in the "rattling" of this particular phenomenon in the work of the photographer.

Project about the project: Ms Lavalette senses the music of the southern states without giving accurate information, only when traveling through "minor" genres – portraits, landscapes, still lifes. By traveling and allowing the project itself to accumulate values along the way, rather than setting out the thesis and lining its subsections. Shane Lavalette's photos are direct, even rather obsessively clear; they are based on the metaphysical idea that it is possible to broadcast an immediate open observation to the viewer through the lens. Silent photographs made by the artist merge into a famous whole. The home of these works of art is the world of a constantly departed photographer, who, as the author himself demonstrates to us, is like an inexhaustible well."
Tim Davis

Author

Shane Lavalette

Publisher

Kaunas Photography Gallery, Shane Lavalette

Year

2016

Language

English.

Pages

124

Cover

Cool

Dimensions

27 x 23 x 2 cm

Isbn

978-0-9842973-4-4

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