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This photographic series is my attempt to draw out the beauty and passion from everyday objects that come alive during my controlled lighting at night.

By carefully composing and lighting these real-life objects, and with the help of volunteer photographic assistants, I’m striving to interpret them as metaphors for values of character, honor, integrity and pride, exemplified by the people who work with this equipment on a regular basis.

Through my photographs I strive to share with the viewer the passions enjoyed by our fellow countrymen. Whether laborer, professional, volunteer, corporate CEO or just a guy who owns a cool, old pickup truck, we all share this American experience together.

ericcurry

About the Author

Eric Curry
ericcurry El Segundo California USA
Eric Curry was born in Los Angeles, vintage 1956. Raised on sugary breakfast cereals, and Saturday morning cartoons, with healthy doses of “Gilligan’s Island” re-runs thrown in for good measure. Graduating the public schools system with a solid “C” grade point average, he was clearly destined for greatness, or at least a career in the visual arts. Continuing on, and completing the curriculum from Art Center College of design in 1980 with a BA in photography, Eric was originally trained and specialized in studio still life / special effects. Eventually Eric made the transition over to location industrial photography, because if affords, as he comments, “A much broader pallet of avenues for creativity.” Coming full circle, it seems appropriate that Eric is now the one making his own visual statement of who and where we are as a nation. Not at all art for the masses, but as he refers to it, “Hyper-photographic industrial art that everybody can enjoy looking at”.

Publish Date  January 18, 2010

Dimensions  Large Format Landscape  80 pgs Standard Paper

Category  Arts & Photography

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Comments (5)

davidaharvey

davidaharvey says

Astounding work. Most impressive. You've taken light painting to a whole new level. Kudos!

posted at 11:32am Apr 10 PST

ericcurry

ericcurry says

Hi Blanket Lady:

Thanks for the comment. Curiously, what is JW.

Take Care: Eric Curry

posted at 01:25pm Apr 21 PST

Blanketlady

Blanketlady says

I saw your work at JW and was very impressed. It is just beautiful. The hard part is trying to pick one print to get....

posted at 01:13pm Apr 21 PST

ericcurry

ericcurry says

It is totally depressing that after 3 years of work to highlight Americans, I still only get computers trying to sell me stuff on my comments page.

posted at 04:03pm Jan 19 PST

jimmymoon

jimmymoon says

Wow what beautiful photography! You show what being a creative photographer really entails, being an artist and using the camera as a tool. Not just being in the right place at the right time, not just relying on the subject matter to give you an interesting photo, not just relying on sensual pleasures and forbidden pleasures, but honest creative work. I have been a commercial photographer for over forty years and I COMMEND YOU. photobo@bojarski.org

posted at 01:36pm Jan 19 PST

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