Chris Sullivan (Colorado)
He has come to regard the act of shutter clicking
as a matter of Collecting Something, rather than picture taking.
He uses a camera, desktop publishing, and the internet as
vehicles to present to his viewers his latest discoveries,
taken from the streets of San Francisco (where he lives) and
the open road (he likes travel). Sullivan is the editor/publisher
of a zine called the Journal of Public Domain (JPD). Each
issue contains bits of found text hoisted from sidewalks,
dumpsters, employee bulletin boards, car windshields, purloined
personal correspondence, and community telephone poles.
"I call my practice with the camera Language Photography because my nature to understand speech as a visual medium
sees it that way; over the years I've noticed the pictures
I am most attracted to happen when muttering occasions the
moment of exposure - these scenes, from a camera guided as
much by ear as eye strike me as a way to preserve both what
I saw and what I thought."
"Round here we're never sent to bed early
And nobody makes us wait
Round here we stay up very, very, very, very late."
Round Here by Counting Crows