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February 15, 2012 at 3:08 pm
That is an absolutely beautiful, and moody photograph. There is a dark ages quality to it, a bit of a fairy tale, a little religious too. Just magic.
February 15, 2012 at 3:18 pm
Physically present in the web of trees….but one is still able to strip the world of its context in the mind.
February 15, 2012 at 3:23 pm
im impressed *_*
How inspiring.. great interview, and a beautiful photo.
DIANE DORRANS SAEKS
February 15, 2012 at 3:25 pm
This is so classical, so lyrical, so artful.
Bravo to Alec and great good luck with his upcoming show.
February 15, 2012 at 3:26 pm
Amazing photography. Subject well chosen! Can’t wait to see more!
February 15, 2012 at 3:27 pm
February 15, 2012 at 3:34 pm
I really like the image and the title Broken Manual.
That’s really interesting!!!
And this photos is just amazing!
This photo is a diamond…
Show Your Outfit!
February 15, 2012 at 3:35 pm
So mysterious!! Great photo!
February 15, 2012 at 3:42 pm
Love Alec Soth’s work, so it’s a delight to see him up on the sartorialist.
February 15, 2012 at 3:59 pm
wow, this picture is breathtaking!
Marcel Da Chump
February 15, 2012 at 4:04 pm
I’ve seen his work on the blog entitled ffffound!
February 15, 2012 at 4:10 pm
That’s absolutely beautiful ! I’m touched by his sense and vision about his work !
February 15, 2012 at 4:27 pm
Photo is stunning!
February 15, 2012 at 5:36 pm
February 15, 2012 at 6:09 pm
Many thanks for that ‘conversation’ with Alec!!!!!
February 15, 2012 at 6:32 pm
Check out my first post at http://www.offdutychic.com photos to be updated…
February 15, 2012 at 6:49 pm
this pic gives a clear idea of space and how much is little the man
February 15, 2012 at 7:04 pm
Love his idea of escape.
Thank you so much for sharing this.
February 15, 2012 at 7:33 pm
February 15, 2012 at 7:47 pm
Harry Callahan, Eleanor.
February 15, 2012 at 8:34 pm
This is beautiful
February 15, 2012 at 8:38 pm
Interesting questions asked, and interesting answers. This brief snippet changes my attitude toward portraits.
February 15, 2012 at 8:45 pm
February 15, 2012 at 10:24 pm
That was such an interesting interview, thank you for sharing it :)
February 16, 2012 at 1:21 am
une chatte grise
February 16, 2012 at 1:57 am
Beautiful & haunting photo. The comments about decontextualizing & space are truly interesting… I’ll be thinking about those for a while.
February 16, 2012 at 4:09 am
This photo is amazing ..I can only say what came to mind for…. (me)when looking at this…
It took me to a spiritual place.. Maybe what it was like the moment Adam bit the infamous apple and the” Garden of Eden” turned from something of beauty to nothingness . Even though Eve was guilty with him …”Man” was created first and ruler over the garden and this is that moment of shame, humbleness and loneliness he felt..when God spoke..
Adam the man standing among the trees with no leaves, the somber sky, just stillness….
Thank you …for taking my mind on a spiritual journey…beautiful.
February 16, 2012 at 6:54 am
Love Soth’s stuff. Real americana!
February 16, 2012 at 10:14 am
Amazing photo and interesting ideas….I love it!
proletarian Great Gatsby
February 16, 2012 at 10:57 am
I love this photo and the answers are interesting.I will follow his work.Thank you for sharing.
February 16, 2012 at 11:06 am
Love Alec Soth’s photos since I saw one of his 5 years ago!
February 16, 2012 at 11:33 am
February 16, 2012 at 12:21 pm
Firstly, this show is amazing…check out all the pieces!
Secondly, the context of the amazing show juxtaposed with fashion week in ny has my head in a tailspin…talk about contrast!
It definitely makes you think…
S. T. Daly
February 16, 2012 at 12:51 pm
Saw these images (as well as some older works) over the holidays at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, NY. My impression was vacillating between serenity and slight uneasiness trying to leap the gulfs of space Soth so carefully left between subject and viewer; masterful works. He entices, yet then holds innate curiosity at arm’s length.
February 16, 2012 at 12:54 pm
Simply great….. and sensitiv!!!
February 16, 2012 at 3:08 pm
Oh this photo is a pure masterpiece!
February 16, 2012 at 3:11 pm
Wonderful, thought-provoking interview & stunning, strong images! Just beautiful!
February 16, 2012 at 3:30 pm
I love these conversations with art photographers, please keep them coming!
February 16, 2012 at 3:57 pm
Thank you, thank you for making me aware of the work of Alec Soth!
I’ve watched his photos on his website.
Beautiful and breathtaking photographs!
February 16, 2012 at 4:05 pm
His work is beautiful!
February 16, 2012 at 4:33 pm
Love this guy! Now I want to more about him…
February 17, 2012 at 6:50 am
Amazing!!! It provokes such deep feelings!!!
February 17, 2012 at 8:45 am
“The idea of escape is a beautiful fantasy, but in reality it isn’t functional. We need other people, but it is still fun to fantasize. Last weekend my five-year-old son made a cardboard house– he was lone pirate in that house, but a few hours later he needed Mommy. Most of us aren’t much different.”
I find this so beautiful and so true. It’s so lovely to get lost in the fantasy of being alone, being solitary, being completely independent: but in the end we all need someone, and I think that is ultimately a beautiful thing. I really think this picture captures the fantasy.
February 17, 2012 at 7:05 pm
I’m pleasantly surprised to find Soth mentioned on The Sartorialist. But wouldn’t it have helped to provide an indication of what show you were talking about? I assume it’s this one:
February 19, 2012 at 8:29 am
people read too much into things……………….
February 21, 2012 at 11:55 pm
love Alec Soth work! the exhibition, currently on view, is very interesting, go see it!
February 23, 2012 at 10:15 am
been a huge fan of Alec’s since Niagara. I grew up not all that far from Niagara Falls and even in the early days of my photography career photographed an incredibly strange wedding for a friend’s distant cousin. thanks for profiling Alec here!
February 23, 2012 at 1:05 pm
Hurray….my guilty pleasure and my career have crossed paths!
February 23, 2012 at 1:46 pm
Thanks for the interview. Alec is an incredibly talented photographer, capable of creating a complete body of work out of singularly haunting images. Personally, I agree with his comments about taking things out of context — as an amateur photographer, one of my favorite pursuits is building a new story for the people and things around me.
February 26, 2012 at 9:00 pm
It’s really a shocking picture, so quiet but so mysterious…
March 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm
June 14, 2012 at 11:45 pm
Love the clarity of vision. “photography is the art of stripping the world of its context”. So true Alec Soth. Striking it again.
July 30, 2012 at 5:06 am
Very cool. Like it.
October 9, 2012 at 5:07 pm
I love this photo.
it gives me such a warm feeling and reminds me of being back home in the countryside.