Learning to See with My Eyes Closed.
Photographs by Tom Young.
George F. Thompson Publishing, 2013. 60 pp., 128 color illustrations, 9x12".
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When Young was only ten years old, he had a medical procedure that left his eyes fully bandaged for weeks. Without sight, all of his other senses changed. Despite the darkness, he would imagine the world around him and the power of light as it relates to memory. In 'Timeline,' one senses that the artist is seeing his entire world unfold before him like an end-of-life dream recollected in a few split seconds. One image leads to another, building in nuance and subtlety until we come to understand, as if by way of a sixth sense, how the little details of life create a larger retrospective.
View the video presentation by Erin Azouz on photo-eye Blog.