Ryan James MacFarland
Most of MacFarland’s photograph work involves nature and landscapes prominently marked by human absence. His polaroids highlight patterns and formations that are easily lost in the everyday. Forms give way to the photographer’s lens where varied tones and angled boundaries collide and converge into a homogeneity. Despite the obscure and mysterious environments they take place in, there is an enlivening lucidity to MacFarland’s photography.
MacFarland has participated in several exhibitions such as a solo exhibition in 2008 entitled “almost” at Merge Gallery and his most recent group exhibition, “Teeth Gnash Tennessee”, at Invisible Exports in 2015. He completed his 2014 artists’ residency at Chandelier Creative Artist Retreat in Montauk, New York.
Ryan James MacFarland is an American photographer that has worked for various major publications such as the New York Times and Vogue. He was born in 1985 in Tallahassee, Florida and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University in Photography and Imaging in 2006.
Text by Perwana Nazif
Images courtesy of Ryan James MacFarland