Friday, March 09, 2007

Andy Mattern

Andy Mattern's website has a series of great night photographs of doorways and fronts of small buildings and convenience stores (not shown here... go click on the link above)

(photo: Andy Mattern)

Andy is based in New Mexico. The series of doorways is very simple, but stunning. All of the images are taken straight-on in front of the buildings. Many of the doorways are lit with a single light, and the images are all framed in darkness. I think they successfully capture that sense of isolation and potential danger that many of us find so appealing in good night photography. I find his work appealing because this is one niche that I've been shooting for years, but not as successfully as (this) Andy.

He also has a series of daytime shots of dumpsters, another subject that I've been occasionally shooting for years.

Thanks to Joerg Colberg of Conscientious for finding this one.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. Neat find. I live in the right area to do this sort of stuff too :D

As alway, you inform and please :D

7:20 AM  
Anonymous Charity Vargas said...

I really enjoyed your blogs highlighting photographers I might not see elsewhere (especially this post and Fulvio Bortolozzo). Thanks - and it was nice to meet you at MINSY Alum night.

9:32 PM  

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