Shelby Ragsdale & Mike Thompson

Shelby Ragsdale, Illinois &
Mike Thompson, Los Angeles, CA

All photos made on Sunday, February 12, 2017 between the hours of 9:00am-9:00pm.

Shelby Ragsdale, 9:00 hour

Shelby Ragsdale, 9:00 hour

Mike Thompson, 9:00 hour

Mike Thompson, 9:00 hour

Shelby Ragsdale, 10:00 hour

Shelby Ragsdale, 10:00 hour

Mike Thompson, 10:00 hour

Mike Thompson, 10:00 hour

Shelby Ragsdale, 11:00 hour

Shelby Ragsdale, 11:00 hour

Mike Thompson, 11:00 hour

Mike Thompson, 11:00 hour

Shelby Ragsdale, 12:00 hour

Shelby Ragsdale, 12:00 hour

Mike Thompson, 12:00 hour

Mike Thompson, 12:00 hour

Shelby Ragsdale, 1:00 hour

Shelby Ragsdale, 1:00 hour

Mike Thompson, 1:00 hour

Mike Thompson, 1:00 hour

Shelby Ragsdale, 2:00 hour

Shelby Ragsdale, 2:00 hour

Mike Thompson, 2:00 hour

Mike Thompson, 2:00 hour

Shelby Ragsdale, 3:00 hour

Shelby Ragsdale, 3:00 hour

Mike Thompson, 3:00 hour

Mike Thompson, 3:00 hour

Shelby Ragsdale, 4:00 hour

Shelby Ragsdale, 4:00 hour

Mike Thompson, 4:00 hour

Mike Thompson, 4:00 hour

Shelby Ragsdale, 5:00 hour

Shelby Ragsdale, 5:00 hour

Mike Thompson, 5:00 hour

Mike Thompson, 5:00 hour

Shelby Ragsdale, 6:00 hour

Shelby Ragsdale, 6:00 hour

Mike Thompson, 6:00 hour

Mike Thompson, 6:00 hour

Shelby Ragsdale, 7:00 hour

Shelby Ragsdale, 7:00 hour

Mike Thompson, 7:00 hour

Mike Thompson, 7:00 hour

Shelby Ragsdale, 8:00 hour

Shelby Ragsdale, 8:00 hour

Mike Thompson, 8:00 hour

Mike Thompson, 8:00 hour

Shelby Ragsdale, 9:00 hour

Shelby Ragsdale, 9:00 hour

Mike Thompson, 9:00 hour

Mike Thompson, 9:00 hour

Shelby Ragsdale is a photographer from Georgetown, Texas who presently resides in Chicago, IL. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in photography at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). She is a recipient of the Endsley Fellowship and a Deans List nominee in her final year at SAIC. Her photographic work has been exhibited both in the Chicago and Central Texas area, most recently at Sullivan Gallery, gallery no one, Roman Susan Gallery, and the Georgetown Art Center. She describes her work as "constructing a counter archive and narrative of the American landscape through the investigation of public and private spaces." She is interested in exploring how, "through the language of photography, these landscapes and mundane, intimate places can turn into something hollow, pulpy, and cheap," leaving the viewer and herself questioning the legitimacy of the image and the futility of the photograph.

Find Shelby on Instagram: @shelbyeverette

Mike Thompson is a self-taught photographer born in Onwasa County, North Carolina and based in southwestern Pennsylvania. While only shooting for since 2015, he has quickly developed a distinctive style, capturing the emotional highs and lows of his blue-collar community.

Find Mike on Instagram: @mikethompson_

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