Wendy Brenner’s classic 2005 profile of snake enthusiast Dean Ripa, who died Saturday. By now I’ve grown accustomed (and rather devoted) to Dean’s rhetorical style—outrageous overstatement, subsequent qualification—but I think I recognize something else, something authentic here: a certain strain of introverted misanthropy… | May, 2017
Shane Lavalette is an American photographer; the director of Light Work in Syracuse, New York; and the founder of Lavalette, an independent publisher of limited edition photography books and multiples. His first monograph, One Sun, One Shadow, was released by Lavalette in November 2016. See more work on the artist’s website.
Native to the Northeast, photographer Shane Lavalette developed his intimacy with the South primarily through the region’s traditional music, including old time, blues, and gospel. The themes and stories passed down in these songs became Lavalette’s natural entry point for the project One Sun, One Shadow.