all the things you can see in a day

what i have attempted to do in these photographs is embolden the aesthetic of the quotidian, to give it focus. those places, people & objects that are a portion of the environment that we inhabit every day without giving any mind to, that we take for granted. John Dewey said that The local is the only universal, upon that all art builds. it was perhaps with this in mind that William Carlos Williams wrote about Patterson so much; poets, writers & artists have found their environments to be a cornucopia of inspiration & quite rightly. as the self portrait is an ever present subject so too are our environments, wherever or whatever they may be.

the lens of the camera, the moment that the world comes into focus, that is the moment when the mundane is given value: by the eyes noticing of patterns & arrangements that pop out of the mundane, a scene becomes mundane no longer but an object which we can admire as any beautiful object that we might hold in our hand, a means of entering into another place, culture, routine or livelihood.

 

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