Wheatpaste aficionado Max Collins has embarked upon a new series of printed photos that literally puts the “print” back into the process. Max has spent some time at the headquarters of the Buffalo News, photographing the staff in order to transfer their images onto the newspaper that they print, for a gallery showing that takes place tomorrow evening at Main (St)udios.
“What makes this body of work unique is that the subjects are printed directly on top of the newspaper they contribute to,” Collins noted in his artist’s statement, “adding another dimension to the image that not only speaks to the individual, but infuses them with the product they work so hard to produce.
“As we embark deeper into the digital age, the security of the printed word continues to waiver, which will allow these portraits to act as an artifact in the future of how newspapers were once produced.”
Press in the Flesh : A Series by Max Collins
Opening Event Friday August 2nd, 7-10PM, Free
Main (St)udios, 515 Main St., Buffalo.
Gallery show runs through August 14th