About the Book
Features & Details
- Category Fine Art Photography
Small Square, 7×7 in, 18×18 cm
- Publish Date Sep 23, 2010
- Tags natural disaster, gulf of mexico, fine art, sandy carson photography, tropical storm, hurricane ike, irony., island, depiction, hurricanes, minimalism, devestation, floods, destruction, tragedy, disaster, film, documentary, usa, texas, galveston
Sandy Carson (b. 1972) is a Scottish photographer who emigrated to the United States in 1993 to pursue cycling, and enjoyed a 15 year career traveling the world as a professional cyclist, where he honed his skills as a photographer. Carson’s photography explores sensitive cultural issues of American consumerism and the social landscape with a scrutiny particular to one who was born and raised in another country. Constantly at play in his photographs is an irony born from the juxtaposition of disparate elements, a duality that consistently informs his viewpoint and is an intrinsic element of his work. Carson’s photography examines a specific and personal segment of American life with a bent simultaneously absurd and poignant. Sandy has exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally. His commercial editorial work is published in The New York Times, Aperture, Bicycling, PDN, The Guardian, The Oxford American, The Huffington Post, Rolling Stone, and MIT Technology Review.