Posts Tagged: Mark Citret

Mark Citret : Photography Series

The photographs in this exhibit and catalogue were made with big cameras on tripods and small cameras handheld. What they have in common is that they all point in a direction to which I have always been drawn. It’s perhaps best described as a fascination with the mundane and the commonplace, which for a moment, because of a quirk of the light, some momentary whimsy or fleeting recognition, become, for lack of a better word, beautiful.

Mark Citret : Photography Series

The photographs in this exhibit and catalogue were made with big cameras on tripods and small cameras handheld. What they have in common is that they all point in a direction to which I have always been drawn. It’s perhaps best described as a fascination with the mundane and the commonplace, which for a moment, because of a quirk of the light, some momentary whimsy or fleeting recognition, become, for lack of a better word, beautiful.

Mark Citret : ‘Artifacts’ Series (Photography)

“When modern day archeologists discover the most trivial of artifacts from an ancient civilization, they are able to deduce from them enormous meaning regarding that civilization. And so it is, I believe, with the artifacts of our own civilization: they embody enormous meaning about our lives and our culture. We just don’t see them that way because they are so common to our experience. But the meaning is there just the same.”

Mark Citret : ‘Artifacts’ Series (Photography)

“When modern day archeologists discover the most trivial of artifacts from an ancient civilization, they are able to deduce from them enormous meaning regarding that civilization. And so it is, I believe, with the artifacts of our own civilization: they embody enormous meaning about our lives and our culture. We just don’t see them that way because they are so common to our experience. But the meaning is there just the same.”