Photographic work by Eddie O'Keefe reveals a preoccupation with the American culture of decades past.
Sunny images of high-waisted shorts and old car stereos nod to the America of the 1960s. O'Keefe's photos offer a time capsule sort of nostalgia, and it's as though, by looking at them we've unearthed remnants of a bygone time. It's the same sort of feeling you get when you peek into your parents' old yearbooks, seeing them young and vibrant and, for lack of a better word, "cool." Amidst these types of photos, there is the occasional oddity (for example, a blood-covered cheerleader) that doesn't fully explain itself.
Those who are intrigued by the work of Eddie O'Keefe can purchase the LA-based photographer's book 'Young Ideas.'