Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Blog Guelph: Luca Meats

Made in Guelph - Seeking~Zen / Scott

Luca Meats Originally uploaded by Seeking~Zen

We are pleased to feature some of Scott's work today on BlogGuelph. Scott has an amazing collection of images shot in abandoned spaces. He doesn't simply photograph or record the state these structures are in, instead he captures a sense of the emptiness. In some abandonment images you get a feel of the life that was lived in them before, and in others you get interesting images of interesting objects. But in Scott's you get this profound sense of the spaces that have been emptied, discarded, and moved on from. His couches, for example, I do not really appreciate them from the perspective of someone seated upon them, but rather as a person having walked away from them, for the last time. Perhaps in these sets of images he weaves in a narrative of respectful and tender finality of his subjects. Maybe too, his work stands as a quiet and unassuming testament to that which we lose in the upsweep of development. He makes exceptional use of the lighting available to him and when it is not favourable he uses layers and other techniques to craft some very emotive images. These textured layers he places over his images really enhance the felt aspect of the age of his subjects. Scott has an excellent eye for framing his subjects and a particular affinity for reds and oranges. I would recommend a trip through his stream during a quiet moment in your day. Thanks Scott!

Hope you are all able to enjoy the sun today,

Paula

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