Thursday Crush: Megan Gorham
Our Thursday Crush this week is the San Francisco-based photographer, Megan Gorham. I’ve known Megan since we were 18 – we met when we moved into the same dorm building our first year of university at McGill in Montreal, and then spent many hours side-by-side in our art history classes. After university, Megan worked in the New York art world, but eventually realized that she wanted to be a photographer. After completing a degree at the San Francisco Art Institute, she stayed in San Francisco, where she lives with her artist husband, Ben Venom.
Megan describes her work as “an investigation of the landscape and its evocative power.” She states that in her travels, “I try to find those detours, dead ends and deserted streets where the landscape becomes unpredictable. I’m attracted to the instability of these spaces. Seeking evidence of the constant flux and change in our surroundings, my photographs attempt to sort and coalesce this loose drifting material of life.” I find her images so beautiful and haunting.
The top image, Oceanside, is part of an online auction focused on emerging photographers, curated by Daniel Cooney of Daniel Cooney Fine Art in New York. (The auction opens tomorrow and bidding runs through August 7.) She was selected as a 2014 Resident at the Chalk Hill Artist Residency program in Healdsburg, CA, and is excited to spend the month of November there. I am looking forward to seeing the area through her eyes! You can follow Megan on tumblr, instagram, twitter, or check out her website.
Image Credit: Megan Gorham. Top: Oceanside, 2012. 20 x 24 inches, Archival Pigment Print. Middle: Rose Hill, 2013, 20 x 24 inches, Archival Pigment Print. Bottom: Untitled, 2012, 20 x 24 inches, Archival Pigment Print.