Juxtapoz // Friday, August 24, 2007
Continuing in our odd fascination with photo series of two juxtaposed images, we came across another photographer with a proclivity for duos. LA-based photog Jon Huck has two great sets of photos on his site that feature pairs. The first, "Breakfast," features headshots of various individuals combined with a shot of what they eat for breakfast. It's just one of those mundane facts about people that most of us never think of, but it can speak volumes about the kind of person they are. His second series is titled "Couples," and displays shots of 100 different couples who Jon was at least loosely acquainted with. He began the project with a cynical intent since the group of friends that he ran with all inter-dated but never stayed together very long. During the process, Huck realized that many of the couples really loved each other and the focus of the work took on a different feel. The strange thing is that several of the couples share a lot of the same facial features. Are we basically attracted to others who look like ourselves or do we mutate over time? Maybe both! www.jonhuck.com
Another photo studio creating, beautiful, intimate portraits is Day 19 with their Polaroid Project. The team of Jeremy and Claire Weiss have been collecting shots of all the people in the world that they think are doing good, creative things. The rules are simple but strict, each person is shot once by Jeremy, once by Claire - no make-up, no special lighting, no retakes. You'll see some familiar faces and some not so familiar, but each picture provides a clear window into the personality of the subject. www.day19.com/polaroidproject
Wow, we just realized that this post is about two photo projects, so another double comes into play. Pairs are everywhere, man. It's eerie.