I have a soft spot for traditional photography practices. The smell of developer alone makes my nipples hard. I used to spend hours and hours locked in a tiny darkroom, focusing so intensely on a certain concept, I would forget, and really not care, about anything else around me. It was kind of a drug. When I see the images produced by Austin based photographer, Autumn Spadaro, I get that funny feeling again. Autumn is showcasing her recent work at the Austin based artist collective, Common House, which is made up of six other local artists – Conner O’Leary, Adam Mendez, Rich Cali, William Gaynor, Mike Combs, and Patrick Lillard – next weekend, July 28th.
The show will feature new works by Spadaro, and fellow Los Angeles based photographer, Chrissy Piper. Spadaro’s work is compiled of all black and white photographs from her most recent travels across America. All the images were shot on film, and printed in-house at the Common House. In conjunction with the opening, Spadaro will also be releasing her newest publication, a 40 page, 7″x7″ book entitled, “Autumn Spadaro: Wandering Photographer.” The book will be for sale the night of the opening, as well as, available on the web, and at local Austin bookstores.Check Common House’s website for more info.
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