Glen Luchford, Damaged Negatives
Kate Moss has been an oracular icon throughout her seemingly eternal career, all the more fitting to find her apparition within the damaged negatives of Glen Luchford. Destroyed by flooding while in negligent storage, Luchford has compiled the remains of his archive of negatives veiled and obfuscated by misfortune rather than artful intention.
The cthonic and dreamlike collection is a revelation on the creative and humble sensibility of Luchford.
”Fashion is totally industrialized, and I’m trying to entertain myself as part of the mechanism. Clearly, we’re just here to sell clothes. But sometimes we find the images transcend the medium, which can be very nice. I suppose, in some peculiar, twist-of-fate way, these images do that,” he adds. “They’ve dislocated themselves.”
Glen Luchford will be signing copies of Damaged Negatives (published in 2012 and re-released this spring) at Dashwood Books in NYC today, from 6-8PM.