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Mike Brodie – A period of juvenile prosperity

© Mike Brodie

© Mike Brodie

Mike Brodie at M+B
16 March – 11 May 2013
M+B 612 North Almont Drive, Los Angeles (California, USA), map it.
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10AM – 6PM

For three intense and prolific years, Mike Brodie crisscrossed the states hopping trains, hitchhiking and employing whatever freely available means to fuel his burning lust for movement.

The resulting photographs weave a telling photo narrative relatable to Kerouac’s On The Road, capturing the raw spirit of adventure and unbridled freedom Brodie and his friends sought and lived.

Brodie’s tableau repurposes symbols of decline – trains, Polariods, 35mm film, thrift store clothes – into a seemingly alluring form of ad hoc glamour and freedom tinged with punk rock idealism.


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