© 2018 Stephen H. Kahn Trust    Steve Kahn (1943-2018)     stevekahnphotography@gmail.com

Represented by: Howard Greenberg GalleryNY, and Casemore Kirkeby Gallery, SF.

Stasis 1973

After a couple of years as a street photographer and editorial shooter, playing out the influences of Walker Evans, Bill Brandt, Robert Frank, Ralph Gibson, et al, I stopped making images entirely for about six months. When I again picked up the camera, it wasn't to look through it, but to set it on self-timer at a slow shutter speed, and throw it into the air - to free myself from habit of "seeing-photographs" - seeing what I recognized as images. I thought I'd let the camera record an event over time -- an event of which I established the limits. In that formal arena, subjective activity would play out its scripts. Perhaps I could learn from the experience.

From this work I created a portfolio of images of a blurred reality. This marked my departure from traditional photographic concerns.

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