Thursday, February 6, 2014

Photographer uses rusty old cans to create tintype photographs of desert scenes

David Adams has an incredible way of showing the inevitable and harsh marching on of time in the desert southwest; not only in the images he takes but in how he prints them. He uses old tin cans found in the desert itself as a platform for his photography. His art brings together these old reclaimed objects and his newer images, which are often of mature desert plants that are many years old. Part of the draw for Adams to use these found-again cans is because he has never known and untouched desert landscape -- it has always had the marks of human habitation on it. The cans are a way to illustrate this.

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