Archival Pigment Print | 2018
This latest series began with an exercise to create more space in his photographs than Needham typically feels comfortable with. An art teacher of Needham’s once quoted Robert Capa, “If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” This lesson stuck with him at first, but then he came to disagree with it and had to set about unlearning.
Previously hinting at a world outside the frame, Needham began adding negative space, eliminating distraction and rendering the important elements more impressive. Traveling to new locations in New Mexico and California, and more familiar ones in New York and Spain, Needham compelled himself to stand back from a world we are increasingly being told to lean in to.
24 x 18 inches | Edition of 15
40 x 30 inches | Edition of 10
24 x 18 inches
Matted: 31.5 x 25.5 x 1.25 inches
Full Bleed: 25.5 x 19.5 x 1.25 inches
40 x 30 inches
Matted: 48 x 38 x 2 inches
Full Bleed: 42 x 32 x 2 inches
The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed and numbered by the Co-Founder of Tappan
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Australian photographer James Needham captures urban landscapes like New York, Los Angeles, Route 66 and Roswell New Mexico in compositions reminiscent of Edward Hopper’s colorful city scenes. His work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Paper Journal, Nylon Korea and Art Maze Magazine.
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