Wednesday, March 28, 2007

eye of the collector

I have been thinking a lot lately about the eye of the collector ~ an endlessly fascinating topic. One of my favorite books is The Eye Club, published by the Fraenkel Gallery in 2003. The "Eye Club" was a loosely-associated group of photography collectors who let instinct drive their acquisitions, rather than the dictates of the market. Highly individualistic, these collectors gravitated towards the off-beat, anonymous, and truly extraordinary. The Fraenkel book is inspired by the spirit of these collectors ~ and just flipping through it encourages me to look at the world with a more adventurous eye!

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