So we decided to spice up Frikkie Awesome a bit, and have a section dedicated to creatives! Be it design, photography, fine art, sculpture, you name it, if its related to the creative world then it will be found here. We thought about having an “Artist of the week” type of vibe, where we will be posting artists we think that you guys should check out! We are going do this in association with our good friend Xander vander Merwe and will keep the posts coming weekly. So let us know what you think, and in the mean time, check out this weeks chosen artist. Photographer Ryan McGinley…
Ryan McGinley is an American photographer born in 1977, Ramsey, New Jersey. In 1999, Ryan McGinley did a B.F.A. in Graphic Design, Parsons School of Design, New York. He began his photography career at the age of 18, a year later he sent out a 50-page book of photographs to 100 artists and editors he admired, entitled “The Kids Are Alright”.
He has done work for I-D , Vogue Homme, Vice, Wonderland, September, Purple Magazine, Wallpaper Magazine, Interview Magazine, V Magazine and Vogue Paris, that’s only to name a few publications. He has done Exhibitions all over the world including places like Milan, Paris, Athens, New York, Rome, Beijing and Brussels. Take 5minutes and enjoy how McGinley documented settings he envisioned and created by using his 35mm film Yashica T4 and Leica R8. Seductively drawing our attention through the beauty of nudity and imperfection .
“Photography I about freezing a moment in time, McGinley’s is about freezing a stage in a life time” Jeffrey Kluger