In Photographs, David Schoerner weaves together images from his photographic practice that were taken over the past several years into a pensive and wistful ensemble punctuated by oceanic themes. Lushly produced still lifes highlight maritime-themed ephemera while other photographs capture the varying moods of waves. Softly-lit portraits of young woman, environmental surfaces, and quiet landscapes form a range of the included types of pictorial imagery, heightening an awareness of the camera's roles. Aged fan mail from a star of 90s sitcom "Saved by the Bell" appears along with stills of fisherman from the reality TV show "Deadliest Catch." With their inclusion, television operates as an entranceway into sites of nostalgia. Viewing Photographs calls up the fleeting sensations and memories of summer, suggesting a parallel experience to the passing of youth.
- Catherine Krudy
Published by Hassla, 48 pgs, 21 × 26 cm, Hardcover, 2010, 9780982547120