10.13.2011

f100: David Pollock and Simon Kossoff

© Simon Kossoff

fototazo has asked a group of 50 curators, gallery owners, blog writers, photographers, academics and others actively engaged in photography to pick two photographers that deserve (more) recognition - the underknown, the under-respected as well as not-appreciated-enough favorites. A little more information on the project is available in the first post in the series here.

Today we continue the series with responses from Steve Bisson.

We began the series with responses from Nicholas NixonMatt JohnstonBlake AndrewsJohn Edwin MasonAline SmithsonColin PantallMichael WernerLiza FetissovaLaurence Salzmann, Bryan Formhals, Richard Mosse, Shane Lavalette, Amy Stein, Amani Willett, Wayne FordS. Billie MandleLeslie K. BrownGordon StettiniusMarc Feustel, Hin ChuaAdriana Rios MonsalveDaniel AugschoellLarissa LeclairElinor Carucci, Pieter Wisse, Daniel Echevarr√≠aNatalie MinikQiana MestrichJason Landry, Rona Chang, Stella Kramer, Joanne LukitshYumi Goto, Gwen Lafage, Heidi Romano, Julie Grahame and Stefano Bianchi.

Respondent: Steve Bisson is the editor and publisher of Urbanautica, the independent web journal dedicated primarly to contemporary landscape photography.

Selections: David Pollock and Simon Kossoff

© David Pollock

It's a very difficult task to pick two among many interesting photographers. Certainly I like
David Pollock, Canadian photographer. I choose him because I curated his monograph and I came to know him a little bit. I like his spirit very much. Deep culture, high commitment, he has skills in printing, love his landscapes, never trival, works far from hypocrisy, he rejects "ready made" or fashionable things.

© David Pollock

As a second I'll pick one from the youngest wave. The first who comes to my mind is Simon Kossoff. Basically I like and I am interested in the the kind of research he is doing. Moving away from traditional American landscape photography he is searching for his own way. I like when a photographer has a personality and tries to express it. Simon is one of those photographers. He also has a recently self-published first book that I recommend.

© Simon Kossoff