Tatum Shaw

Tatum Shaw is a photographer born and raised in the cultural jackpot of Cartersville, Ga. He moved to Portland in 2004 to work as a copywriter at the advertising agency Wieden + Kennedy. He is now freelance splits his time between Portland, Or, gon and Atlanta, Georgia. His photography has appeared in Oxford American, Bloomberg Businessweek, Nylon Guys, American Chordata, and Atlanta Magazine.

New Songs

New Songs is a collection of images taken between 2012 and 2017. The original idea was a selection of recently taken, disconnected photos that each had their own story. But as I began editing in August of 2016, I stumbled upon a sequence that matched this heavy feeling of dread that seemed to be hanging in the air at the time. It reminded me of the line in No Country For Old Men, “You can’t stop what’s coming. It ain’t all waiting on you.” In the subsequent months, the project continued with this line as the dangling carrot, exploring my fascination with an impending fortuity using both reverence and humor. The resulting images reminded me of something akin to a collection of dissonant hymns. This series will be available as an artist book in the summer of 2018.

To view more of Tatum’s work please visit his website.


Photo Credit : Céline Clanet

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