Tim Davis is a photographer, a musician, a poet, writes about photography and teaches at Bard college in New York. In 2017 he ditched the projects he had started and headed west to Los Angeles to regain his love of photography.
For two years he returned several times to the Californian city, bewitched by its evocative power and its beauty. As he tells the British Journal of Photography, Davis immediately feels the instinct to change his approach and decides to shoot on film and taking only vertical photos. Wandering between beaches, hills, crowded streets and residential neighborhoods, the photographer constructs the social landscape of a large, complex and layered city. His work was collected and published in the book I’m looking through you (Aperture), which will be presented to the public during The photo solstice, a photography festival in Barbargia, located between Gavoi, Orani and Nuoro, from 17 to 21 September.
Now in its third edition, the festival wants to emphasize even more the link between photography and the cultural heritage of the places that host it. The intent is expressed in particular through the Sardinia Commission, a series of works carried out in the area by Marco Delogu, Guy Tillim, Pino Musi and Paolo Ventura, from 2017 to today. For the next few years the commissions have been entrusted to Olivo Barbieri and Tim Davis. Furthermore, through a call, the participants who will take part in the three workshops held by Delogu, Davis and Musi have been selected.