Trailer, Salton Sea

“Geoffrey Cordner is a thrift-shop visionary whose photographs capture the underbelly of millennial America with a heart and ruthlessness that places him beyond trend and fashion, in a status all his own. Beyond his technical mastery, Cordner’s particular genius is the way in which he inspires trust in his subjects, often those for whom all trust has been betrayed. Whether it’s a smacked-out teenaged neo-punk or a sloe-eyed Hollywood hustler, Cordner goes beneath the ink and attitude to the damaged soul within. What Diane Arbus did for her gallery of mutants, and Nan Goldin did for her own crop of tormented hipsters, Geoff Cordner does for the denizens of his own outre universe. Having passed through international fashion and commercial advertising, album covers and rock’n’roll posters, this is a photographer who has abandoned the trappings of conventional success to bring us a world of savage, mind-blowing and relentless images the rest of us might never see.” — JERRY STAHL, author of Permanent Midnight & Perv: a Love Story

“Cordner captures that space between breaths, where photography transcends documentation and morphs into the pure essence of being. A small moment in time where the subjects drop their natural defenses and instead of posing for the shot, seem to exist forever, not trapped by their image, but for once, finally freed within it in.” — LYDIA LUNCH

“The constitution of photographer Geoff Cordner is part cut-throat visionary, part punk rock prankster. His subversive exploits are an assault on the senses.” — CLINT CATALYST, author of Cottonmouth Kisses