Tim Davis: I’m Looking Through You

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In I’m Looking Through You, famed photographer Tim Davis captures Los Angeles-the classic stand-in for the absurdity and vapidity of the American id-with the exuberant, spontaneous feel of 35 mm street photography.

This book is not yet published, but will be available from August 2021.

ISBN: 9781597114981 Category:

Tim Davis

Description

In I’m Looking Through You, famed photographer Tim Davis captures Los Angeles-the classic stand-in for the absurdity and vapidity of the American id-with the exuberant, spontaneous feel of 35 mm street photography. Davis’s keenly observational images, interspersed with a selection of his writings on the medium-the joys and pitfalls of camera seeing-solidify I’m Looking Through You as an unabashed celebration of photography.

Animating Davis’s wry observations and mesmerizing, color-pop geometry of the images is his decades-long, gimlet-eyed meditation on making pictures. As the photographer describes it, “I’m Looking Through You is a long poem celebrating the glamorous veneer of Los Angeles and its reach. This project claims, unapologetically, that the transactions between the world’s surfaces and the camera’s lens are among the known universe’s most glamorous and profound.”

Davis’s keenly observational images, interspersed with a selection of his writings on the medium-the joys and pitfalls of camera seeing-solidify I’m Looking Through You as an unabashed celebration of photography.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 16.5 x 23.4 cm
Publisher name Aperture Foundation
Publication date 3 August 2021
Number of pages 256
Format Hardback
Dimensions 16.5 x 23.4 cm
Weight 300 g
Tim Davis (born in Blantyre, Malawi, 1969) lives and works in Tivoli, New York. He received a BA from Bard College, where he teaches, and an MFA from Yale University. He has presented solo exhibitions at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz, New York; White Cube, London; Knoxville Museum of Art, Tennessee; and Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago. Several monographs have been published of his work, including The New Antiquity (2010) and My Life in Politics (Aperture, 2006). He is recipient of the 2007-8 Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize and a 2005 Leopold Godowsky Jr. Color Photography Award.