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Ryan McGinley

In 1999, Ryan McGinley, then a graphic design major at
Parsons School of Visual Arts in New York, sent his
50-page home-cooked book of urban idyllic photographs
The Kids Are Alright, which he had produced on
his desktop computer, to 100 magazine editors and artists
he admired.

From NYT, The Virus Underground, Clive Thompson, 2004 Feb 08.

At the time, fashion photography was ending its infatuation
with gritty photography. Decaying beauty, as found in
moody images of slouchy, stoned, skinny girls by artists
such as David Sims, Glen Luchford, Mario Sorrenti and
Corinne Day, were being wiped off magazine pages in
favor of buoyant stylized shots of pretty Brazilian girls
with party-ready bodies and supernaturally white teeth.

-- ArtNet.

Many photos look very after in the Muriel's Wedding sense.

Not confused with Ryan McGinness.
After a long and lonely struggle for cool-kid status,
the meatpacking district is finally attracting modish artists:
The poppy painter Ryan McGinness has bought a
one-bedroom condo at 350 West 14th Street for $814,000.

Get your Gummo on !


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