Episode 2.26 – Mikael Kennedy


Recorded June 3, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn

Mikael Kennedy gets to the point. I think I’ve had about 7 conversations with him in my life but each one has been packed with ideas and memories. Passport to Tresspass (2006-2011), his series of polaroids from his journeys across the United States is one of my favorite road trip projects. It’s a sprawling project, covering 9 volumes, so I haven’t seen all of it, but that’s sort of the point.

I was glad Mikael made time to join us early on a Thursday morning to discuss his pending move to Los Angeles, teaching a class on memory, making books and wandering around the country. There’s probably a few other ideas and stories as well, but I can’t remember. A good conversation is often like that, quick, intense, filled with ideas and over far too soon.

Special thanks to Melaena Cadiz for sharing ‘Sharp White Teeth.’

Photobooks/Photography Discussed

New Mexico by Mikael Kennedy

Days in the Desert by Mikael Kennedy

Johnny Dark: People I May Know

The Family Acid by Roger Steffens



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