Portraits From The Woods: Norman Reedus

1 December 2019 - 11 January 2020

"Norman knows how to use the flat surface. He imbues it with the physicality that he knows as an actor, the spatial sense when you’re moving around in that rectangle. The spontaneity of live action next to the STILLness of death, fake, stuffed…real." —KIM GORDON

 

Norman Reedus is a multi-disciplined actor, photographer, and director. Playing everyone’s favorite crossbow-wielding zombie killer Daryl Dixon, Norman Reedus can currently be seen in the 10th season of AMC’s hit series THE WALKING DEAD.
 
Norman has a deep passion for photography and has been creating images throughout the entirety of his acting career. His work has been exhibited in Europe and in the United States; Berlin, Hamburg, Paris, Barcelona, New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. His photography was recently included in Sotheby’s Post War and Contemporary Photography auction. His work has been published in a limited edition collector’s volume titled The Sun’s Coming Up...Like a Big Bald Head (Authorscape 2013).
 

Norman Reedus has an indelible way of capturing the beauty and mystery in others. His photographs are beautiful and terrifying, macabre and provoking, alternately dark and sublime. In his new never before exhibited series of photographs, Reedus shares portraits of Diane Kruger, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Hideo Kojima, Lena Dunham and many more to reveal the faces that inhabit his electrifying life.

 

Norman is never without his camera. Like his life on set and in the real world, Reedus’s images vacillate between the real and surreal. Certain portraits remain vivid and clear, while others are washed in intrigue: grainy, hazy and obscured. What unites all of these faces are the eyes that see them: Norman’s. From those eyes come a piercing intimacy, both precious and rare.