He Turns His Back
No Lifeguard on Duty
I don’t have a deeply theoretical basis for my photography. I shoot what catches my eye, a phenomenon that’s more instinctive and intuitive than intellectual. It’s fair to say that I’m not much interested in straightforward documentation; I’m drawn to images in which the “subject” is often less important than light and shadow, color and texture, reflections and distortion. In that sense, you could say I’m a modernist. At the same time, occasionally everything I’ve said above doesn’t apply. But I’m comfortable with my inconsistency. I believe in rules but not as they are applied to photography.
About the Artist
Kevin Nance is a Chicago-based freelance writer, photojournalist, and art photographer. His works appears in The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Poets & Writers Magazine, World Wildlife Magazine, Chicago Gallery News, and many other publications. Kevin Nance’s photographs have been shown in solo and group shows in Chicago, Illinois; Lexington, Kentucky; and Portland, Oregon.