“Every Little Thing”
Sarah Meadows has a photo exhibition at Seaplane (827 NW 23rd) right now titled “Every Little Thing” which is a continuation of her work at Mississippi May. You’ll know Meadows as she shot “in the morning dear, dearest” for ultra’s Point of View section with Holly Stalder, a long time collaborator in photography and fashion.
The pieces for this series were shot using a Mamiya RZ (6×7). Sarah Meadows takes the time to witness moments and objects in the everyday and captures beauty in the mundane. The images are largely still and solemn, painfully intimate, which implies a certain sadness. “I look at the everyday things that sort of break your heart because the moment doesn’t last. There’s a traffic and environment in people’s lives that are ephemeral and fleeting. I don’t construct the image, it’s something I see and take.” She does manipulate the image, however. Many of her photographs are saturated in deep light that definitely creates a mood. She allows the viewer not only a glimpse of a temporary moment that usually goes unappreciated, but reflects the emotion back toward us. To contemplate the beautiful picture of the mundane, we are reminded to look and appreciate a different lens.
Meadows has a photoblog at www.urbanhonking.com/owl, and will have a new website and book finished soon.