The Photo Issue 2019

Jason Fulford's Playful Photos Help Us See Life a Little Differently

The celebrated photographer shares amusing work from his archives.

by Jason Fulford
21 June 2019, 4:11am

Photographs by Jason Fulford

If you’re a fan of photography, then you probably know about the fantastic Brooklyn-based artist Jason Fulford. His work has graced the walls of the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Fraenkel Gallery, and SF Camerawork to name a few. He’s also had a number of photobooks published, including The Mushroom Collector and Hotel Oracle. In 2000, Fulford and Leanne Shapton started J&L Books to publish the work of contemporary artists like Darin Mickey and Gregory Halpern.

Fulford often finds inspiration in sequencing everyday life and it’s his playful arrangements in both his personal work and his work as an editor that made us want to include him in this year’s photo issue. The images he submitted for this edition are all handpicked from his archive. The photos remind us to slow down and look for absurdity in commonplace situations, whether that manifests itself as a frog sculpture covered in dirt on the side of a road or an unfortunate billboard placement.

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This article originally appeared on VICE US.

This article originally appeared on VICE US.