Mike Brodie: A Period of Juvenile Prosperity (2013, Twin Palms)

Mike Brodie spent years crisscrossing the U.S. documenting his experiences, now appreciated as one of the most impressive archives of American travel photography.

 

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„Going off on an adventure across the country like Huck Finn is a very American thing to do,” says Mike Brodie, who did just that on a whim in 2003, aged 18.

[…]

“I have mixed feelings about the photographs being in an art book and on the walls of art galleries,” says Brodie, “and so do some of the kids I photographed when they come to the openings. You have a lot of worlds colliding right there. But most of them are cool with it, though, and happy that the photographs are being shown.”

[…]

Self-taught, he was given his first camera, a Polaroid SX-70, by a friend, but the images in the book were all shot on a Nikon F3 35mm camera.

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Does he think, in retrospect, that he may have over-romanticised the tough itinerant life of his subjects? “Well, I reckon photography always does that to a degree,” he replies matter-of-factly. “But that life is romantic a lot of the time, at least in the spring and summer. So long as you like the outdoors life and you don’t mind getting dirty and not having a change of clothes for months, it’s pretty great.”

[…]

He has since given up photography and is now “trying to get a good solid career as a car mechanic”, having graduated from the Nashville Auto Diesel College. (http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2013/mar/30/mike-brodie-juvenile-train-rider-photos-interview)

 

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© 2013 Mike Brodie, Twin Palms Publisher

 

Please note: All images and texts are protected by Copyright and belong to the Artist.

 

Artist: http://mikebrodie.net

 

Publisher: https://twinpalms.com/books-artists/a-period-of-juvenile-prosperity/

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