24.3.11

Emmit Gowin

Emmit Gowin was born in 1941 in Virginia, USA.  He established himself as a prominent American photographer in the 1970s with his strong, intimate portraits of his wife, Edith, and their family. You can view some of those images here if you are interested.  

Of all of his images I've seen over the past few days, the ones that really caught my eye were these full image circle photos taken using a 4x5 lens with an 8x10 (large format) camera. There's something very appealing about the heavy vignetteing which draws your eye in. They remind me a bit of the current crop of TTV photos you see around the web.

These pictures were found on the Pace/MacGill Gallery website where you can also view some of Gowin's other work.

6 comments:

Katyha said...

have you seen this. Her work is amazing

Silver Strands said...

Oh my WORD - I love those!

Jamie said...

You always introduce me to the most amazing photographers!

justine said...

I haven't heard of this fellow, great post.

SJ said...

i love how the circle frames the shots. kind of like you're secretly peeking into the scene before you.

Anika said...

Great post. I'm currently excited by this style of framing too...just did a few (not even comparable except for the framing style!) on my 365 site. I love the way it purposefully directs gaze to his subject. Nice pick!!