Bil Zelman - Isolated Gesture
I backed this book project on Kickstarter, thought I would mention it here as others may find the work interesting:
Shot on film, of course.
(My only affiliation is being a Kickstarter backer.)
For twelve years I obsessively carried a heavy, modified Nikon film camera with a powerful flash on it everywhere I went. I traveled to small town fairs, parades, public gatherings- Shot on the street and snuck my way into parties and gala events everywhere I could.
I never looked through the camera, but rather placed it near the scene with my outstretched arm, clicked the shutter and popped the flash. I donít know any of the people in these pictures and I never asked anyone if I could shoot and peopleís responses over the years varied from great interest and feelings of total flattery to invasion of privacy, near violence and even an unwarranted arrest.