A remarkable multi-volume book of William Eggleston's Democratic Forrest published by Steidl is Justin Partyka's object of desire. As we listen to him describing the ritual of immersing himself in Eggleston's photographs, we come to appreciate the singularity of photography as a medium of expression and its closeness to that of poetry.
A pair of Nike running sneakers and a flat screen TV were two of the objects that Chris Santa Maria presented to me as possible conversation starters. Well, that's not how this episode went... and admittedly, it is longer than usual.
The desire of the next creation and the next and the next is what keeps Chris Santa Maria going, no matter how poisonous that love may be some times.