Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Neighborhood Stroll is a collection of photographs taken outside in Geeting’s own neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Void of humans, the work dissects what they’ve left behind; a sky trapped by wires, an empty can of beer, a stop sign stripped of color, leaves atop a box of pasta, a window display in disarray.
Though the work was made in the very recent past, this snapshot of the late 2010’s in gentrified Greenpoint feels more post-apocalyptic than it does present-day.
Brightly lit and bursting with vivid color, the cautionary content of these images is hidden beneath their complex compositions and aesthetic appeal.
A departure from his usual studio-heavy practice, Geeting’s Neighborhood Stroll challenges the tradition of New York street photography and what it means to capture a decisive moment in time.
"(…) David can make images in a controlled way or pull them out of thin air.
And for me, both look like they came from the same brain.
I can see the images in this book and recognize them as DBG’s, and I can see the link to his more set up/manipulated images and even his commercial images.
It’s not just a style, it’s a vision or a language that runs through all the work that makes it stand out. "
Text by Peter Sutherland