Making waves internationally is Baltimore photographer Michael Northrup’s newly released third photo book, Dream Away, a tender documentation of the journey of his former marriage and family life.
Spanning decades from the early ’70s to the ’90s, the 70-year-old’s latest publication gives proof that beauty and meaning are truly found in the commonplace moments of life. Dream Away is an ode to the intersection of family life, affection, and candidness. Pulling beautifully askew images directly from the moment they are experienced, Northrup’s photography draws you in viscerally with both its everyday familiarity and fascinating spontaneity.
There’s a delicate, considered nature to the images that stands in stark contrast
“My whole family was great at extracting humor out of tragedy and that has given me a way of seeing”.to their impulsive naturalness. Speaking of this rare talent to memorialize the moment in a recent interview with C41, Northrup humbly suggests that he relies on serendipity most of the time. “I’m far more perceptual than conceptual”, he says. “These images represent a diary of life and the constant is my eye watching and recording this journey”. MORE
By Stephanie Wade