May 18, 2010

shoot the moon

Over the last year Dazed and Confused has quickly become one of my favourite magazines and websites. Their respect, recognition and showcase of true artists is phenomenal and constantly puts me in a whirlwind of inspiration.... here is one of the reasons why.

"Mikael Kennedy is a Brooklyn-based photographer whose wanderlust led him to hit the road for over a decade. Taking part-time jobs, sleeping at gas stations and occasionally even selling his blood for enough cash to buy film, he has always stayed on the move, documenting his Kerouac-esque tour of the America's cities, deserts and hinterlands via his favourite medium – the polaroid camera. Tonight, he opens Shoot The Moon at the legendary Chelsea Hotel – an exhibition of 500 of his all-time favourite polaroids, which marks something of a symbolic homecoming for the snap-happy American prodigal and puts him in the company of Chelsea-haunting ghosts such as Mapplethorpe and Burroughs."

 Mikael offers a collection of his experiences in full-colour, limited edition softcover books as part of the 'passport to trespass' series which you can get hold of over at his blog 

H E   W A S  T H E R E  .  H E  S A W  S O M E T H I N G


  1. This looks awesome.

    How I would love to be a true artist and live a bohemian lifestyle like that . .. no possessions but me and my materials, such as paint and camera.

    Oh, to be free .. .

  2. Sounds like he had an amazing life...& those photos are so beautiful.

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