I was not able to attend the opening reception for this gallery, but I made sure to pass by before Ryan's work is taken down. When I was a little dude I hated pictures, hated taking them, hated being in them, I hated the process of posing, smiling putting you arm around someone or a group of people. I now know that I did not hate pictures I hated the unnatural process and feeling of the photos I was taking at the time. I appreciate great photography now, and I am slowly capturing life thru a lens and respecting the art while doing so. Ryan McGinley is an amazing photographer and his art is appreciated, and respected by many which is well deserved. When his latest work opened at the Team Gallery everybody came out even the fire Marshall along with NYPD to shut the gallery down due to over crowding.
The 1st video is of the opening reception my favorite part is when Ryan does a back flip (3:20) and Aaron Bondaroff (OH-WOW/aNYthing) helps him land it lol!...
Troy and I visited the gallery and then went out to put our canon's to work because all the quality inspired us (qualityinspires.com by troy coming soon).
photo by Troy
by me, and now Troy's profile pic