All Tore Up: Photographs by George Brainard

AgavePrint is pleased to be hosting an exhibition of George Brainard’s All Tore Up: Texas Hot Rod Portraits. The Lonestar Rod & Kustom Round Up, one of America’s premier car shows, attracts hot rod and custom car fans from around the world, bringing them to Austin every spring. George Brainard began photographing the Round Up in 2003 on behalf of the show hosts, The Kontinentals Car Club. Finding himself interested as much in the crowd and the culture as in the cars, he began taking pictures of people at the show.
All Tore Up presents portraits of these people, who are as distinctive as the cars they love. Allowing his subjects to pose themselves against a plain white background and write their own captions for their photographs, Brainard cuts through the visual spectacle of the car show and finds the essence of the people who are a part of it, capturing a fascinating pop subculture of American life.
George Brainard is a sixth-generation Texan whose photographs have
appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, the Times of London, and many other national and international publications and advertisements. In his twenty-plus years of professional experience, he has photographed everything from homeless teenagers to rock stars and chickens. A former working musician, Brainard has also shot more than fifty CD covers.
All Tore Up: Texas Hot Rod Portraits by George Brainard
November 14th through 30th.

Weekend gallery hours through 11/22 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

1312 E. Cesar Chavez

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