Michael Schmelling's 'The Plan' - Book Launch Slide Show

Sunday, May 10, 7:30pm

Between 2003 and 2005, Michael Schmelling photographed 12 private residences in the company of Disaster Masters, a New York-based company specializing in cleaning up homes and counseling compulsive hoarders. Featuring 490 photographs printed in black-and-white on 576 newsprint pages, this volume devotes one chapter to each home-- producing an arresting art object and a fantastic document of urban archaeology and psychology.

Schmelling will discuss his work accompanied by a slide show, answer questions, and sign books.

NYC based Schmelling's work has been seen in The Fader, Wired, Details, NY Magazine, The Wire, Spin, & The NY Times Magazine, Modern Painters, to name a few. He's shot book covers for authors Chuck Palahniuk, George Saunders, & Colson Whitehead, & the last 4 seasons' look books for Isaac Mizrahi Studio. He photographed The Wilco Book (Picturebox) & the Grammy-winning packaging for Wilco's "A Ghost is Born." Michael's own books include, Shut Up Truth (J+L Books), The Week of No Computer (TV Books), The Plan (J+ L Books) and Aquemini (Continuum Books), about the eponymously titled Outkast album. His photographs of the Atlanta hip-hop scene have been widely praised. Awards include one OBIE, many inclusions in the American Photo Annual, & a finalist for ICP's Infinity Award for young photographer in '03. Michael has had 2 solo shows at Bucketrider Gallery in Chicago.



Family - 436 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, 90036

NOTE: This event is the night of Peter Sutherland's daytime exhibition opening reception at Hope Gallery. Come to both for a full day of photography appreciation! It's also mother's day so why not bring your mother?

posted by kramer at 3:41 PM