Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Road Trip Series

Here we have a selection of photos from Granteeny's Road Trip Series. While these may look like Lomographs, they are actually digital. The artist used an old digital camera and iphoto to create these images documenting his recent trip down the Oregon coast. One would imagine the dramatic cliffs and crashing surf would catch the artist's attention, but his photos almost exclusively deal with life in and around the car.

Granteeny's decision to push these photos to near monochrome highlights the startling compositions and allows the viewer to approach the familiar subject matter with new eyes. The artist captures the claustrophobia and boredom that run as an undercurrent beneath the excitement of a road trip.