MATT EICH

Photographer of the American condition  www.matteichphoto.com

Maddie in the mirror, a splash on the porch, August 14, 2014. From the series, “The Seven Cities.”

This past week I was sent to Ferguson, Missouri, while on assignment for The New Yorker. It was one of the stranger and more surreal experiences I’ve had in photography, and it left me feeling deeply saddened. 

Ferguson, Missouri, August 19 - 21, 2014. 

The discomfort of suburbia, Suffolk, Virginia, August 17, 2014. From the series, “The Seven Cities.”

The discomfort of suburbia, Suffolk, Virginia, August 17, 2014. From the series, “The Seven Cities.”

Ozzie, Hartford, Connecticut, July 29, 2014. 

Ozzie, Hartford, Connecticut, July 29, 2014. 

(Left) Portrait of Melissa while she is angry at me the night before I leave, Norfolk, Virginia, July 25, 2014. 

(Right) KEEP ROCK, Hartford, Connecticut, July 29, 2014. 

One minute the imagery tends towards sentimentalism and the next minute it veers towards cynicism. The latter set of emotions is really just a twin of the former.

— Robert Doisneau via Peter Earl McCollough