1.  Lately I have really been getting into Noah Emrich’s photography, and most recently his project ‘Happenings’. As a collection it is very strong, but the diversity of the photography is what makes Noah’s work stand out. We are constantly on the move in this collection, going from a standstill photograph of a brightly coloured sign, the colours being brought out by the neutrality of the surroundings yet the tyre tracks of the sand and the powerful shades in the clouds create a very dramatic scene. We then look to shots slightly distorted by motion blur, with interjections of seemingly serene landscapes and portraits, ranging from the very stylistic shots of Noah’s brilliantly aesthetic companions looking effortlessly broody to the photographs which look as if they are laid back snaps.

     Noah writes on his website “Happenings is a series of images created in an effort to capture something timeless”. This tag-line seems pretentious, and although it sounds like it creates an interaction with the viewer, the project has such a strong personal atmosphere that the viewing through first person perspective is enough to create the bond between photographer and the audience. Occasionally there is a strong amateur feeling to the collection where shots seem almost accidental, however, this creates a beneficial hastiness to the work, similar to that of William Klein or the early work of Joel Sternfeld, where the picture may be slightly out of focus or is cut off by the frame, but this is what keeps the flow, the movement, and the strong almost beat like mood of the collection interesting. As a whole, the documentation of the travels is sublime.

     I strongly recommend to have a look over ‘Happenings’, and if you get the chance to look over the other works.

     
  1. theheartandthehead likes this
  2. lematic reblogged this from novh
  3. cashmerecalypso likes this
  4. ratherbeshirtless likes this
  5. liamodonnellpersonal likes this
  6. ag-paz likes this
  7. nathanrodger likes this
  8. kelseysawthis likes this
  9. daftmok likes this
  10. monsieuruntitled likes this
  11. keysonshoelaces likes this
  12. vio likes this
  13. stompin likes this
  14. deltaechofoxtrot likes this
  15. monsemblable likes this
  16. badhitch likes this
  17. spgtkids likes this
  18. bloodnmilke likes this
  19. joshhmann likes this
  20. cherylisrad likes this
  21. barefootboys reblogged this from novh
  22. barefootboys likes this
  23. lazyandunoriginal likes this
  24. brentonhaslam likes this
  25. ivantrejo likes this
  26. thomasthegreat likes this
  27. opus-18 likes this
  28. kvnyns likes this
  29. dirtysmellyhair likes this
  30. k-a-te reblogged this from overtromanticism
  31. caca-pasa likes this
  32. thetidehascome likes this
  33. frissoninmymind likes this
  34. amoononcecame likes this
  35. streetetiquette likes this
  36. justbeenjustin likes this
  37. yummasdf likes this
  38. ddrid likes this
  39. zayyarwinthein likes this
  40. aestheticsalways likes this
  41. renae-ellen likes this
  42. overtromanticism reblogged this from novh
  43. medias-res likes this
  44. iwakeupblack likes this
  45. hiddenntthings reblogged this from novh
  46. thehomiejhines likes this
  47. tavishtimothy likes this
  48. trusting-the-disgusting likes this
  49. thatkindofwoman likes this
  50. tolivemagnificently likes this