chronicles of the ordinary
purpose 2 - summer 2006
Tod Seelie Everyday I Live
Gerald Garbez Des images à plusieurs voix
Maya de Forest I Love Here Now
Diane Ducruet Prolégomènes à une Histoire Allemande
Brad Phillips Dear Diary
Dan Siney From the series "Come For Me"
Music by Matthieu Aschehoug
A free and independent webmag published three times annually, purpose explores the landscapes of contemporary photography by publishing the portfolios of emerging artists. Our second edition takes a look at a specialized genre which unites intimate fiction and the chronicle of the ordinary. We propose two versions of this theme. The first, from North America, is little known in France, with the exception of Nan Goldin who symbolizes this tendency. The favorite subjects are the immediate environment of the artist, his friends, his family, parties, nightime wanderings or the artist himself. The style is direct, raw, sometimes even unaesthetic. The other version, from Europe, uses a noticably more sophisticated presentation. Strongly introspective, it proposes a vision removed from the everyday.