The Tiny Kingdom Museum of Art is pleased to unveil its latest exhibit, “HOW AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD VIEWS THE WORLD.” The photographs were taken by the emerging star Porter Glamore, and document his unique insight into Lisbon, Portugal. Using an inexpensive camera he received for Christmas, the young photographer set out to take as many pictures as possible, with seventy-two million as his goal. Porter’s work demonstrates that youth is no barrier to capturing images which speak to our shared humanity. His visual acuity and offbeat aesthetic make this an enthralling collection of pieces you will not want to miss.
Several themes are apparent in Glamore’s images. “Pondering Pigeons” is a series of photographs of the common bird. Although some city-dwellers may view the bird as a nuisance, Glamore’s compelling snapshots and detailed titles impart personality to the creatures.
“Hungry Pigeon Eating A Crumb Of My Cheeseburger Bun”
“Pigeon Who Wants To Be My Pet But My Mom Says He Has To Stay In Lisbon”
Birds were not Glamore’s only focus. It is common for Lisboans to hang their laundry outside to dry, and the group “Drying Lingerie” illustrates the practice. Here Glamore’s photos combine the tedium of daily life with a touch of seductiveness, hinting at the activities that take place behind shuttered windows.
“Look At Those Way High Up Panties”
“Hey– My Camera Can Make The Black Underwear Look Closer”
“The Saggiest Panties I’ve Seen The Whole Time”
“This Is My Favorite Picture I Took Of Ladies’ Underwear”
Nourishment is essential to our survival, yet Porter’s chilling images of various wares at a Lisbon market portray food in an unnerving manner. His graphic shots in “We Are What We Eat” force us to rethink our relationship to the creatures we consume.
“My Dad Says Those Pink Things Came From Inside A Fish And That People Eat Them But I Don’t Believe Him”
“All The Squid I’ve Seen Had Crust On Them But Not These”
“I’m Pretty Sure That’s Poisonous And We Should Not Buy Any”
The exhibit contains experimental photographs as well. A true artist never ceases to explore the limits of his medium, and Glamore is no exception. From his examinations of language and time to his intense scrutiny of the female form, Porter Glamore’s pictures reflect his inner muse.
“That’s My Mom’s Bottom”
“This Is When I Took A Picture Of A Cuss”
“My Shadow Looks Like A Ghost”
Lovers of photography should keep young Glamore’s name in mind, as he is sure to make great strides in his chosen art form.
Many thanks to the sponsors of our Photo Exhibition: