Michael Wilson: Photographs From and For…

Heads Bowed, Eyes Closed, No One Looking Around

April 24-August 7, 2009

Michael Wilson is a Cincinnati-based photographer whose photographs grace CDs by David Byrne, Emmylou Harris, B.B. King, Lyle Lovett, Over-the-Rhine and Toad the Wet Sprocket, to name a few. The photographs he is showing at Iris Book Cafe were made for his first, self-published book, Heads Bowed Eyes Closed, No One Looking Around (What Reindeer, 1984) and have not been exhibited previously. Though no famous musicians appear in the pictures, there is a music to the book. Urban landscapes, houses, telephone poles, lights in their night pepper its pages, often slippery, slightly askew personal reflections, each recording as much a feeling as a specific place. Wilson works almost exlusively in black and white and prefers making small, silver prints.

–Second Sunday artist’s talk and reading by Michael Wilson

May 10, 2pm

The artist discusses his exhibition and reads from Heads Bowed Eyes Closed, No One Looking Around.

–Second Sunday Portfolio Reviews with William Messer

June 14, 2pm

Photographer, curator, critic and educator William Messer leads an open critique for regional photographers to share their work in mutual discussion with fellow photographers. William Messer has served as a juror and portfolio reviewer at numerous festivals, symposia and educational institutions world wide and on-line for Camera Lucida’s “Critical Mass.”

For more information contact Julie Fay at 513.260.8434


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