Thanks for the link, unfortunately after checking out his website (http://michaelavedon.com/) I have to say Richard Avedon he ain't on the other hand it must be difficult to be compared to Richard Avedon.
You're right. He can't print worth bananas, if he's doing his own printing. If he's shopping it out to a lab, he desperately needs to fire his lab. But also bear in mind that he's still a 1st year student at ICP, which isn't exactly an MFA program or Brooks Institute.
I like it
For the holga look that is in fashion. I excuse his framing and exposure what I do not forgive is the dirt (dust, etc..) on the prints, it doesn't fit the images, my opinion would be different if the images were supposed to be gritty streetshots or something similiar and not portraits of his grandma. They don't look edgy or holga but merely sloppy.
Well, perhaps holga-esque was inapt - more 'craftless' or 'artless'. The "snapshot" aesthetic taken to the nth degree. But I agree, it looks really sloppy and unprofessional, in part because there's no consistency to the artlessness/craftlessness. It just looks lazy. This could very well be a reason why the NYT never ran any of his photos along with the article, just the portrait their 'tog took of him.
Yeah...he needs to fire his scanner, too. And possibly his website designer for that AWFUL initial navigation.