615 Jefferson Avenue As Manuel Segade writes, the German thinker Walter Benjamin wrote that any product of fashion could be likened to a corpse: its object is a seasonal fruit, ephemeral, with an unavoidable expiration date. In this regard, fashion photography would provoke the highest degree of obsolescence since its object is precisely assigned to an immediate past. David Armstrong's images possess a capacity to fix that apparently trivial quality. They demonstrate a sensibility for a genre of beauty that can be identified with adolescence, yet does not always represent a teenage body. By a will of transcendence, they reveal an epiphany: they seem to capture a unique phenomenon that cannot be repeated again.
David Armstrong's first monograph of portraits in ten years, 615 Jefferson Avenue chronicles his intimate portraits of young men over the past decade at his home in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. He first received critical attention for his portraits of men, either lovers or friends, in the 1980s alongside close friend Nan Goldin and other members of The Boston School. His photographs have been included in numerous exhibitions including the Whitney Biennial and his work regularly appears in French Vogue, L'Uomo Vogue, Arena Homme+, and GQ
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