Friday, August 07, 2009

THINGS SELDOM NOTICED





Carlin, Nevada 1986
Waco, Texas 1986
Mt. Laurel, New Jersey 1986
Boynton, Pennsylvania 1986

These four images probably say a lot about my photographic style and subject matter: straight forward, no fancy camera tricks, they present for further visual discussion small, obscure and transitory details of the ubran and rural social landscape fabric. By that, I mean my subjects are not hiddlen, but rarely noticed by the passerby. I think I'm drawn to theses symbols and signs on a sub-subconscious level and their meanings never quite surface. They are like pieces of a puzzle, individually their meanings are not clear, but maybe seen together and viewed over time, their relevance will become more evident. A quote from the photographer, Nadar Kander, I read somewhere: "I have always, without knowing it, realized that the eye needs only to see a fragment and the mind will fill in the rest."

3 comments:

Wild Cayuse Creek said...

The two "birds" in the second image are really captivating.

Billie said...

These four images make me think that I share this straight forward look at most things. I kind of knew that but this really hit me. Which came first, my straight forward look or knowing you and your work. I don't know. I have think about this some more. It is troubling.

pitchertaker said...

Troubling how? Everything we do with a camera is the results of our combined experiences with every image we've seen in the past. Just could be your mind is running on the track next to mine.

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