“I happened to walk past the door to this room at the right time with a camera.”- Sean Kernan
“So is here my big insight: Making your art is making your life. It is identical to the process through which you continually become yourself. When your Art emerges from your consciousness, its bigger than your consciousness. It’s smarter and deeper than you. And after you make it, you are smarter and deeper than you were. It’s not going too far to say that this process is nothing less than your taproot. And if you cut off this taproot, something in you will dry up”- Sean Kernan
The preceding paragraph is from Kernan’s “Stay Awake” speach.
Sean Kernan is an amazing artist. Some of his photographs are among my favorites ever. The one above, “Blackboard”, I just love: simple, beautiful and with intense mood. It seems that in recent years Sean Kernan has been a contestant at the prestigious PDN Photo Annual. This particular image competed in the category of Personal Work, 2004.
This year’s PhotoPlus Expo Show in New York displayed an image of Sean Kernan. You can see the image below. It is really intriging and a great juxtaposition of the human silhouette and the animals.