Every Thursday, we welcome a batch of new artists and artwork to UGallery. This series of blog posts highlights each week’s new artists.
Our new artist this week is Mark Yaggie. Read on below to learn more about him. Leave a nice comment on his profile page to welcome him to UGallery!
Mark Yaggie. Portland, Maine.
Mark Yaggie is more than just a lucky photographer. Even though he’d say, “90% of good photography is sheer luck,” his portfolio begs to differ. Mark has a knack for catching serendipitous, suburban sights with the snap of his camera. From flourishing cacti to the decay of a tired business, Mark’s subjects are sure to comment on man and his affect on the environment.
Portland residents are getting some serious vanity shots in this month. Artist Mister12Gage photographed unsuspecting passersby, reduced the images to white and black outlines and pasted the blown up faces all around the city. On his blog, Mister12Gage explains his thinking:
I’ve always thought it was strange to see large images of celebrities, models and news anchors on walls, billboards, and buses. I’ve wondered why these people are adorning our walls and public spaces instead of the individuals that make up our community. This project serves as a physical representation of the city of Portland through drawings of it’s inhabitants.
He drives viewers to the blog, then asks them to submit their feedback - no matter if it’s positive or negative. While I’d love to see my friends’ faces plastered all over San Francisco, I don’t think I’d welcome the idea of facing an overblown image of myself at the bus stop every morning…