Sometimes I dream. I dream that I have the resources to buy the art I love. Sometimes I just sit and think about what would be the images that I couldn't live without. I love contemporary photography, but my secret love for 20th century black and white photography is my real passion. Had I the resources, I would most likely start collecting some of the 20th century work that I absolutely love as well as some contemporary photography that I've had my eye on for quite some time now. In my dream house, with all of my imaginary money, I would have these on my walls:
First off, a grouping of Bernd and Hilla Becher's. There is something about their work, especially the when they are displayed as a grid, that just gets my heart pounding. Their typologies are so beautiful and I could look at them every day.
Harry Callahan is my all-time favorite photographer. I have such deep passion and appreciation for his work and having it in my home would make me so happy. Harry Callahan is so far one of the main reasons I ever pursued photography to begin with, looking through his book at my High School library was the very first time I got goosebumps from looking at photography and said "This is what I need to be doing." I love these two portraits of Eleanor.
This photograph by Duane Michal's, I know it's quite popular, but oh-my-god, every time I see it and read the text I feel like my insides are being jumbled around.
Seydo Keita is an African Photographer who died in 2001, at age 80. He has been one of my secret loves for quite some time now, I absolutely adore his work.