It’s a snowy day here in Boston, so here’s some thematic artwork: artist Andy Mattern‘s photographic treatments of dirty snow, isolated and presented as found objects. His statement indicates the chunks of snow he captured are the ones that broke free from the build-up in the wheel wells of cars during one of Minnesota’s snowiest winters on record.
See more Driven Snow on Mattern’s website (book available)
…if something caught my eye, I stopped and asked myself what it was. When I was clear in my own mind what was attracting me I took the photograph.
~ Robin Whalley, the Lightweight Photographer
This rings true to me. I took up photography last year for two reasons: ok, sure, it was partially for the fun gadgetry, but more importantly I wanted to learn another way of seeing. I’m currently taking an evening class at the New England School of Photography, where we just received an assignment to photograph random things in our kitchen. The goal was the same: let your eye be caught, then understand why.
Urban Bontecou on Flickr.