world's passage through time and space. It is this same kind of search that seems to
interest John Casado. How do we push aside the constraints of a mass culture that tells
us, " This is how the body should look. And adds, "This is how a body should dress.",
"This is how you should live.", "This is how you should have sex." We seem to be entering
a period where there is a rejection of these prototypical examples and a search for a life
that is more individually cut to fit.
This trend could perhaps be seen as an interest in individual life solutions. There is a
feeling emerging that seems to say, " Yes, money, fame and power may be desirable goals
for some people, but I feel I am entitled to seek other answers." And it is in art that
we see the first insurrections. Particularly in the art of photography, which is so highly
visible and speaks so directly to those who see it in galleries, true, but even more
importantly, in books and magazines.
In the Twentieth century, painting and sculpture spoke of the same search for new answers,
but never reached an extremely wide audience. And now these art forms have passed
into an elitist domain. But photography remains comprehensible and has become a
fascinating tool in the exploration of ones relationship with the world. A world we find