“Concept: A single photograph of an artist expressing their entire “vibe” in one direct defining look. Sometimes its those iconic shots that help separate Thom Yorke, Bjork, Patty Smith, Bob Dylan etc from everyone else in your mind. But just as few artists move you to learn their words, even fewer photographers are finding room to stand up and stand out.
In a world of instant art, I find myself yearning for authenticity. Individuality. Strength. Realness. Heart. And recently I’ve had the distinct pleasure of working with two photographers that rock the concept.
Through their work they seem to marry you to the subject. In the case of A. Dola Baroni, a local bad ass babe who spends a good chunk of her time snapping musicians, we as an audience to her work are exposed to her personal relationship with dance, her dedication to artistic expression and sharp old fashioned honesty. There’s an undeniable chemistry that pulls photographers towards the impossible. Relaying the spirit of a subject, inside one moment of their ever blooming continuous flow.
I’m not a scholar, I’m a poet. I’d be the first girl in line to drop my camera on the floor but in all my experiences posing for various musical components I’ve very rarely been impressed. This woman should be moving up fast, and although I have a feeling she’d hate a comparison of any sort … I gotta give it to her. A. Dola Baroni is MY next Brian Duffy.
For more photos from Dola, check up on her blog ///// + ladola”
- Rachel Fannan