Monday, August 11, 2014

Documentary Style

Sunburst Market, Waynesville, NC  -  2014
(Click on photo to enlarge.)

I love to look at the old FSA photos from the 1930s, especially those of Walker Evans. Evans just seemed to have a knack for knowing what mundane scenes would be so fascinating to look at 50+ years in the future. I'm sure contemporary viewers of Evan's work would often ask, "Why did he take a picture of that?", but viewers today know immediately. I've tried to emulate his approach from time to time in hopes that after I'm long gone someone will appreciate photos of everyday scenes from the early 2000s.

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