Hot Read - Paul Jasmin: The Dreamer

By: Joe Thompson
2.27.2011

"Between yearning and languor, the young subjects of photographer Paul Jasmin constitute a remembrance of things past."

These are the words Out's Editor in Chief, Aaron Hicklin, writes about the elfin boys and girls who populate Jasmin's work. They are young people on the threshold of their adult lives, and are the focus of his latest book, California Dreaming, which is "a showcase of the photographer’s particular talent for capturing the nuances of the young and the shiftless."

In the interview, Jasmin explains that the boys in his photos are reminiscent of the ones he knew from his childhood in Helena, Mont. He says, "There was no such thing as the Web, there were no discotheques, everybody cruised on the street. It was the white T-shirt, the khakis, and the penny loafers, and nobody went to the gym. I’m not a fan of abs and pecs."

The interview continues with a fascinating look at the 75-year-old artist's history, how he finds inspiration, how he educates his students, and the importance of having a dream.

See more images and read the full story on Out.com.

Top Image: Stas, Los Angeles, 2006
Bottom Image: Ben and Josh, CA, 1998

Dreamer_1_intro "Between yearning and languor, the young subjects of photographer Paul Jasmin constitute a remembrance of things past."

These are the words Out's Editor in Chief, Aaron Hicklin, writes about the elfin boys and girls who populate Jasmin's work. They are young people on the threshold of their adult lives, and are the focus of his latest book, California Dreaming, which is "a showcase of the photographer’s particular talent for capturing the nuances of the young and the shiftless."

In the interview, Jasmin explains that the boys in his photos are reminiscent of the ones he knew from his childhood in Helena, Mont. He says, "There was no such thing as the Web, there were no discotheques, everybody cruised on the street. It was the white T-shirt, the khakis, and the penny loafers, and nobody went to the gym. I’m not a fan of abs and pecs."

The interview continues with a fascinating look at the 75-year-old artist's history, how he finds inspiration, how he educates his students, and the importance of having a dream.

See more images and read the full story on Out.com.

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Top Image: Stas, Los Angeles, 2006
Bottom Image: Ben and Josh, CA, 1998

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