Daniel Arnold has taken thousands of photos of people on the streets from New York to San Francisco; posting them to his Instagram account, where he now has over 100,000 followers. His photographs capture a seemingly unreal, yet totally unstaged and unapologetic look at everyday life in the cities Arnold roams.
The subjects of Arnold’s photographic narrative are both improbable and poignant. Patiently observant, his lens is focused on the continuous events that unfold in front of us everyday. Where naturally occurring schisms typically go unnoticed, Arnold manages to celebrate these moments, providing a perspective otherwise unseen.
The works that compose Goodbye Stranger highlight some of Arnold’s recent travels and wanderings. In the context of a gallery, the effect of seeing an image scaled up to a large format print provides the viewer an opportunity to experience the rich detail and absurdity captured in each shot. With nine new works and a portfolio available, Goodbye Stranger allows Arnold’s work a whole new context in which to be considered.
Daniel Arnold (b.1980) comes from a family of eight in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A writer and self-taught photographer, he is widely known for his candid, covert snapshots of New York City subway riders and street scenes. He is currently based in Brooklyn, NY. His work has been featured in the New Yorker, Vogue, Wired, Forbes, Gawker, and The Huffington Post, among many others. His most recent exhibition took place in the spring of 2014 at Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art in San Francisco, where he showed a collection of photographs taken in the Tenderloin and Mission neighborhoods for the exhibition.
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