I got to know about Evan J Atwood’s work a couple of years ago when he was named one of Flickr’s 20 under 20 inspiring young artists – the most talented young photographers on Flickr. (It’s the same list from which I became familiar with David Uzochukwu’s work).
Evan has a flair for the cinematic. Looking through his work is like an invitation to witness something intimate. It’s a beauty that is undeniable. Raw. Unadulterated. Vulnerable. His self portraits make me feel like I’m evading his personal space, intruding almost (even though I know I have permission to be there). As if by staring too hard, I could somehow taint it. Still, I stay transfixed. There is something familiar here. I can almost touch the emotions and, many times, they mirror mine.
I almost do not want to share Atwood’s work, for selfish reasons mostly. But also because I fear that my words are inadequate. Hopefully, the images speak for themselves…
As you can probably tell, I had a hard time choosing images for this post because there are tons of amazing shots. You should definitely check for more of his work (and accompanying texts). Start with Flickr (specifically the 365 project), then his website, Tumblr and Instagram.