There is something very endearing about photographic works rooted in simplicity. Texan native Keith Davis Young does it beautifully. Young shows us that photography doesn’t always have to be lavish or groundbreaking. Images elicit real, emotional responses for a purpose and it isn’t always due to their set up.
Many of his subjects—be they small like a perfect row of buses or larger endeavours like his chronicling of a pregnancy to term—are meant to evoke our feelings and views similar to the way he seems them. From this statement, Young’s viewpoint is firmly grounded in seeing the beautiful, bold and uniqueness in everyday things that sadly are often overlooked. The effortless way a mother cradles her child, who fits so perfectly into the nape of her neck; or an older man standing in his home, surrounded around memories; or perhaps the brightly coloured mohawk of a youth who is just as vibrant. Every image seems to mean a great deal to this photography and, in communicating that, he wants it to mean a great deal to us.
By: Sarah MacDonald