Vince Aletti's review of TBW Subscription Series 4 and "erasure" for Photograph Magazine

Vince Aletti's review of TBW Subscription Series 4 and "erasure" for Photograph Magazine

Erasure, the Raymond Meeks title, describes his approach to the urban landscapes of his new home in Providence, Rhode Island. The color in many of his pictures of people and buildings has been bleached out and the focus slightly fogged, so everything seems suspended in a chilly haze. The effect recalls the over-exposed views of Southern streets in Paul Graham’s American Night series, and Meeks’s take can seem just as judgmental as Graham‘s. He may not like this place he’s moved to, but he respects its tough exterior, and he finds a certain harsh beauty in its wastelands that allies him with the best of the New Topographics crew.