Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Back On Washington Avenue: Evil Prints

Evil Prints (16th and Washington)

Tom Huck, owner of Evil Prints, is a mad genius. He is a maker of woodcut and linoleum prints with enormous skill. Huck even has gallery representation in New York. However, his imagination is twisted, and that's an understatement.

A portrait of Huck and some info about his work was posted here a few years ago. To get a sense of how weird his stuff is, you can check out his latest series of images, The Hillbilly Kama Sutra, here (mature audiences only, please).

The scene is at 16th and Washington in St. Louis.

Thanks to all of you who left comments on my then-and-now photography post yesterday. I agree with the note from Buck of Schenectady DP. The second picture is far superior, IMHO. The first one is exotic to Western viewers but it's static. The color and light are flat. The second one crackles with electricity, giving the viewer of what's it's like after sunset around Times Square.