Angry Black Snake, Interview with the Photographer Michael Corridore
In our interview with 2008 Aperture Portfolio Prize winner, photographer Michael Corridore says of his work “The constant theme in the way I approach work is creating fiction from reality.” This is especially true of the minimalist and surreal images from his Angry Black Snake series currently exhibited at Aperture, which captures fleeting “real moments” at auto races and the like when spectators and landscape collide obscuring context.
In the interview below Michael Corridore takes us through his exhibit at Aperture, providing personal insight into his process and glimpses into some of the challenges of capturing these particular occurrences that would last “a couple of seconds at most.”
The Angry Black Snake exhibition is one of the latest realizations of Aperture’s ongoing mission to support the work of emerging photographers. Proceeds from the exhibit will go in part to Aperture’s Fund for Emerging Artists which goes towards developing projects that showcase new and visionary photographers and includes a range of significant projects both completed and ongoing.
Be sure to stop by Aperture Gallery & Bookstore and experience Corridore’s ambiguous scenes in person as the exhibition has been extended to Saturday, April 17!
Angry Black Snake
Photographs by Michael Corridore
Exhibition on view through April 17
Aperture Gallery & Bookstore
547 West 27th street
New York, New York