Byron Dazey, people photographer

November 30, 2010 by  

OK, this is a man whose work I need to sculpt. I purely love this guy’s photography.

I don’t know much about Byron Dazey, but I do know that–like me–he treasures strangers. I write about them, Byron photographs them. His ability to capture personality with a lens is remarkable; I find myself telling the stories behind his candids and portraits without ever meeting the subjects.

That’s pretty powerful skill.

I am NOT a great lover of classical figurative representation, i.e., the human form and face without expression, blanded down and un-humaned to near-abstraction.* So one of the things I love is that when Dazey chooses his favorite images (all 241 of them), nearly all have at least one face and that face is telling a story.

Cool. I’d post a shot to show you what I’m talking about, but that would be rude (also illegal). So you’ll just have to visit the site and see for yourself.

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*Ain’t it ironic that the virgin-white Greek and Roman marbles we so treasure, which so influenced “classical” sculpture, were originally mostly polychromed, i.e., painted in bright and anything-but-abstract colors?

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2 Responses to “Byron Dazey, people photographer”

  1. Tiffany on July 24th, 2011 6:58 am

    That’s my dad! He started out taking a million and one pics of me and my siblings, our friends, family etc our whole life growing up, we literally have thousands of photos. He has a really great eye for colour, setup, and is really, really good at processing and touching up the photos!!

  2. Marissa on July 24th, 2011 7:30 am

    Byron is amazing! He photographs our renaissance faire and because his photos were so terrific we asked him to do our wedding. We love Byron!

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