Press: Blake Andrews Review, Gas Stop

Photographer Blake Andrews, member of the Street Photographer’s collective, IN-PUBLIC, ( in-public.com ), reviews David Freund’s Gas Stop (Steidl, 2016)His in-depth observations about the project include a perspective on how a project like this gets published and locates the work in late 20th century photography.

"The best known data transmitter is probably Lee Friedlander. But Freund and several others —including Henry Wessel, Burk Uzzle, Philip Perkis, and Gus Kayafas— found plenty of room in the 1970s to stake out their own territory. Each was a poet of sorts, mining the visuals koans tossed onto roadside shoulders. Put just about any scene in front of them and they'd compose the elements in-camera into a monochrome gem."

Blake's review title, Transmitting Data by Nozzleriffs on my shorthand description of photography as simply a matter of transmitting data as experience, something the photographers he mentions in the quote above are known for, and something I hope the viewer will discover in Gas Stop.    

 David Freund

David Freund