Jack Spencer -- Photographs of the Rural South and Mexico
April 24, 2005 12:21 PM   Subscribe

Aparicioñes. Somewhere along the back roads of small towns dotting the Louisiana and Mississippi and Mexico landscape is Jack Spencer, a self-taught photographer, searching for beauty. More inside.
posted by matteo (17 comments total)
Spencer shoots in medium format. The brown toned, selenium washed prints are extensively altered in the darkroom through the elaborate use of masks, soft focus and meticulous dodging and burning in specific areas. The resulting, exquisitely crafted, prints have the appearance almost of paintings that convey poetic memories of a sepia tinted time lost to our memory but present once again in our dreams.
posted by matteo at 12:22 PM on April 24, 2005

beautiful stuff--thanks!
posted by amberglow at 12:47 PM on April 24, 2005

Thank you, Matteo. This man's work calls to mind Keith Carter, who hails from and works in the same regions, both geographical and metaphysical.
posted by Julie at 12:55 PM on April 24, 2005

those who like Spencer's work can also check out Rocky Schenck's
posted by matteo at 1:06 PM on April 24, 2005

surely he meant "apariciones"...
posted by Silky Slim at 2:42 PM on April 24, 2005

Those are the landscapes of dream. This is really beautiful stuff.
posted by y2karl at 4:30 PM on April 24, 2005

Ooh creepy. I love this stuff!
posted by blendor at 4:33 PM on April 24, 2005

posted by shoepal at 6:22 PM on April 24, 2005

Looks like he found an easier way to get the daguerrotype look. Neat.
posted by fungible at 6:40 PM on April 24, 2005

whats the deal with 'popups' that show you a a 'zoomed' image that's only 20% larger. What a waste of a click.
posted by delmoi at 7:16 PM on April 24, 2005

Lovely photos. But fuck you, mate -- "Sorry, right-clicking is not allowed" JavaScript messages are so very twentieth century.
posted by gum at 7:19 PM on April 24, 2005

For Firefox users: Allow Right Click

Only one post tagged with the DeepSouth tag. Damn, I need to get busy!
posted by Mr. Gunn at 8:44 PM on April 24, 2005

ñice, very ñice. thañks.
posted by lazymonster at 9:13 PM on April 24, 2005

Lovely, matteo, you always bring us such special things.
This dreamscape triggered a remembrance of a native drawing on buffalo hide I have seen somewhere - the way the horses seem floating in space. The closest online thing I could find were some of these drawings from the Fort Marion Kiowa collection.
posted by madamjujujive at 9:20 PM on April 24, 2005

Stunning, matteo. Thank you so much.
posted by melissa may at 9:55 PM on April 24, 2005

Wow. Great post, matteo.
posted by dhruva at 10:23 PM on April 24, 2005

you're welcome, lazymoñster!
posted by matteo at 4:06 AM on April 25, 2005

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