Janet Borden, Inc. presents Neighborhood Stroll by David Brandon Geeting. Neighborhood Stroll is a collection of somewhat cryptic documentary photographs, created as Geeting wanders the real world with the same bemusement and enthusiasm he brings to the still life.
Conventional documentary photography adheres to a somewhat regimented approach, both in style and theme. Geeting upends this with his goofy, sunny, upbeat take. These photographs are not manipulated—the dizzy juxtapositions were there on the street.
For Geeting, there is no hierarchy in imagery. This is a generational shift: his embrace of nature, rust, crappy, kitschy decay. Somehow Geeting expresses an exuberance for this stuff, seeing it as a fresh world, both cautionary and accepting.
Geeting says, “I’m interested in things that are out of the ordinary, and the personification of objects — can a chair look sad, or can a plastic bottle look happy?” As he walks along on his neighborhood, they do.
This is contemporary photography in its newest direction. It has the casual immediacy of Instagram and Snapchat, but the physical objects are produced with skill and care. The accompanying book, Neighborhood Stroll by David Brandon Geeting, has been published by Same Paper and Skinnerboox in a limited edition. It is available through the gallery.
David Brandon Geeting is a New York-based photographer who focuses on bringing out compelling details in his subjects with the use of harsh light and bright colors. . His subjects vary from the everyday to the extraordinary. After studying at New York’s School of Visual Arts, Geeting claims that he began chronicling anything and everything around him. Building upon this same philosophy, Geeting’s work also spans the worlds of fashion and portraiture – while consistently maintaining the derisive sense of humor and playfulness that makes his work unique.
David Brandon Geeting : Neighborhood Stroll
from 30 January – 7 March 2020
Janet Borden, Inc.
91 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201