YEAH! My buddy Edward “Cush Daddy” Cushenberry getting some internet love.
and this. this. this thithitsthisssssss
Photographer Edward Cushenberry.
Cushenberry’s photographs suck me in, kick me around and leave me spinning.
Situating himself in a classic documentary tradition, Cushenberry’s photographic choices feel dependent on story-telling & situation rather than pure aesthetics. nothing is static. crops and composition shift wildly from photograph to photograph. horizon lines zig-zag and then disappear into a tangle of clutter or blur. color palettes change with the time of day.
while many of his peers have gone the way of bright-white on-camera-flash and paper backdrops, scrutinizing the world with electronic light at f22, cushenberry’s work embraces shadow and the weirdness of ambient light. life is happening under fluorescent lamps and Cushenberry wants to capture it. all of it. the hectic and sensual story of family and city and friends, Edward Cushenberry wants to show it all. and so he does.
Going through photos from when I busted into a Chino Hills mansion that was turned into a “Chinese Maternity Hotel.” Was recently abandoned when these photos were taken. Wish I could’ve spent the whole day there.