Art Uncovered - Laura Plageman

Premiere DateAug 14, 2012
00:00 Thomas intro
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02:13 Laura Plageman Interview pt. 1
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06:45 Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam The Vaselines
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10:14 Laura Plageman Interview pt. 2
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12:09 Saltwater Beach House
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14:43 Laura Plageman Interview pt. 3
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16:33 Reena Sonic Youth
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20:15 Laura Plageman Interview pt. 4
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22:47 Bob In Your Gait Julianna Barwick
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24:16 Laura Plageman Interview pt. 5
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28:08 Slow Motion Panda Bear
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29:27 Laura Plageman Interview pt. 6
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31:21 He's a Might Good Leader Beck
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36:29 On Parade Electrelane
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38:27 Finish
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This week i’m joined by photographer Laura Plageman. Earlier this summer she was selected by Jen Bekman Gallery here in New York City as the winner of the gallery’s annual Hey Hot Shot competition, a major honor given by the gallery to an emerging photographer.

Laura’s winning project is called the Response Series. It’s a collection of unusual landscape images that Laura makes by folding, tearing and crumpling her prints and then re-photographing the results with a large format camera. In the final photograph the creases, tears and folds warp the lush greenery and milky white skies of the images to create completely new landscapes.

Laura’s idea of manipulating the landscapes in her prints carries over to her choice of subjects. Her photographs frequently explore natural environments that have been altered — sometimes very subtly— by the hand of man.

Recently, I spoke with Laura over the phone about her Response Series, how self portraiture led her to shooting landscapes, and her experience teaching photography.

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Host Thomas
Thomas grew up in Northern California where he fell in love with music and photography while going to punk shows and shooting skate photos. He photography in college, which may or may not qualify him to host an…

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