Archival pigment print | 2020
Location: Odessa, TX
“States of Color” is a new series chronicling Needham’s continual search for line, shape, and color. The photographic series was taken during the artist's travels around America and Spain, ultimately ending with a road trip from Los Angeles to Kansas City. “The series bends towards a more joyful place than some of my previous work and that was certainly a choice, perhaps even more than a choice, it was a desire. I pushed it in that direction because that’s where I needed to be.” Taken before the global shutdown caused by COVID-19, the editing and constructing of the final images was very much in the midst of it. During that final 1600 mile road trip from California to Kansas, Needham had specifically sought out quiet and deserted corners of a country which now seemed to consist entirely of them. “I wanted to keep these places peaceful and calm but with an unmistakable element of joy.”
34 x 60 inches
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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 Paper Journal, Nylon Korea and Art Maze Magazine.
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