Monday, April 21, 2008

Fifteen Photos from George Kelly

George Kelly is based in Portland. Although he's probably the most patient, daring, and talented street photographer I've met, he doesn't spend much time on a computer and has virtually no web presence. I thought it would be fun to share some of his photos with a wider audience. Enjoy.















5 comments:

Lee said...

those are some incredible street photos. thanks so much for sharing.

i'm currently in south korea but coming back to portland this summer. is there any way i could see more of George Kelly's work in person when i'm there?

tome said...

I admire his work and envy his ability to keep off the web. Great thing you posted these.

Blake Andrews said...

Lee, I think George would be willing to show you more work. What I"ve posted here is just the tip of the iceberg. You can contact him at geokelly@comcast.net

Dennis McGuire said...

Thanks for posting these. I especially like the one of the woman watching the fire (makes me think of Winogrand's photo of a mother and child watching a fire, but this one is sexier, which also might be why it's strangely amusing)and "Alive, 13 Feet Long, Help Wanted"...also, amusing.

Kyle Smith said...

Most of those photos are pretty amusing--something I very much admire in photography. It seems there are so many "serious photographers" these days that are all about making serious images. These are great examples of how a picture can make a statement and be funny at the same time. Rather reminiscent of Robert Frank and Gary Winogrand and all the "snapshot" photographers.