by Nicholas Bostick
Leonard Volk was born in 1928 and over the next 84 years he amassed numerous awards in the fields of architecture and photography. This multi-talented Dallasite is now making the rounds with his book everyday, a collection of photographs and essays compiled by Volk. The sentimentally casual nature of the photographs brings the emotion of the individual experience to the forefront, but capturing the majesty of the mundane.
Mundane for Volk however, might border on the whimsical for most of us. On top of his degrees from Yale and MIT, as well as his three year tour with the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corp, Volk has traveled the world. His photographs take you on a journey from Dallas, Texas to Paris, France, capturing the details in a myriad of movement.
Volk’s book is an open invitation to anyone seeking to find joy in photography; he challenges the amateur to, “Find subject matter you care about strongly, that no one else would know to photograph, that no one else would photograph your way.”
His challenge represents a journey we all must take while pursuing our passion, by finding the beauty in the routine. Leonard Volk will be exhibiting a collection of work from everyday and signing books at the Samuel Lynne Gallery on August 14th 5-8pm, stop by and bring a camera.Samuel Lynne Gallery 1105 Dragon Street Dallas, TX 75207 214-965-9027