Emily Earl is a photographer based in her hometown of Savannah, GA, where she has spent the last seventeen years documenting the faces that make up this quirky, sultry town. She uses moments of darting eye contact and unabashed body language to tell stories on film. She received a BFA in Photography in 2007 from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Photographs from her on-going series “Late Night Polaroids” have been acquired for several private collections, as well as the Permanent Collection at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA. Emily is a founding member, and also serves as Director of Public Relations & Special Events at Sulfur Studios, a community art space in Savannah. Founded in 2014 and located in the Starland District, Sulfur Studios provides artists with affordable studio, gallery and performance space. Emily is also the owner and operator of Prismatic Prints, a fine art print shop that offers image scanning, retouching, printing and mounting services. Emily works with a variety of clients and other artists to execute high-end print work, in addition to logo, flyer, album and book cover design.
Late Night Polaroids
Influenced by Weegee’s gritty street photography, Brassai’s Paris images and the work of Walker Evans, these black and white portraits are a collection of late night flashes that capture the energy of downtown Savannah, GA after dark. For the past five years I have been using a 1970’s polaroid camera to document the people that frequent the single strip of bars in this swampy city, where it’s legal to leave with your drink and go out into the streets. Though the bars and clubs are where people go at night, the streets and sidewalks are where people really meet. These images are a glimpse of the characters and the drama that ensues, a show of fashion, lust and loneliness that comes to a close each night only when the lights come on.
To view more of Emily’s work please visit her website.