A collection of photographs from the first trip (March 2003) made exclusively to add pictures to the Travel Places portfolio.
From the cover leaf: "The trip to Florida's east coast in March 2003 was my first attempt to make photographs exclusively for the Travel Places portfolio. I spent 9 days traveling around the Jupiter area, attracted to those exotic and tropical scenes that were so different from the winter weather that I had just left in Saint Louis. I picked Jupiter as it was the spring training home of the Saint Louis Cardinals baseball team. While I did attend a few games, it was the light and life of summer: swimming, surfing, and life in the sun that I photographed the majority of the time. Looking back at these images, I see the beginning of my interest in the people who populate these scenes, which now has become the dominant theme of the current images."
In 2007, the Saint Louis Contemporary Art Museum’s publication Arts Desire, said of Travel Places, “His photographs often reflect the different areas that Younger has traveled to, but they are anything but simple vacation snapshots. The photographs illustrate both his technical skill and his amazing artistic vision.”
From the Texas Tech SRO Gallery: “Dan Younger takes vacation photos and elevates them beyond the level of snapshot in his “Travel Places” collection. To him, there is something in the thrill of travel that necessitates pictures. His vacation pictures with an air of visual mystery create images of interest that are accessible to a wide selection of viewers.”
DAN YOUNGER is a professor of photography in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. A photographer, illustrator, and graphic designer, he earned an M.F.A. and M.A. in art photography from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa and B.F.A. in printmaking from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas. His extensive work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and appears in numerous permanent public collections including The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; The Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.; The St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO; The Minnesota Art Institute, Minneapolis, MN and U.S. Embassies in Sydney, Australia; Tokyo, Japan; and Santiago, Chile You can see the interior pages of each book at artstuffpix.com
PLACES: observations while traveling Published January 22, 2014
What I've Seen Published July 09, 2012
Things I've Seen Published July 08, 2012
Space Pix Published September 24, 2010
Travel Places Published July 27, 2010
Three Collections Published July 20, 2010
New Pictures Published February 18, 2010
Cleveland High School Published October 20, 2009