It may be the source of inspiration, the source of a truth or a source of a lie. The camera takes these sources and translates them into the photographer's visual language. Obscured or cropped out, the source may not be apparent. It may be the light, the earth, the subjects living or man made, or space and time itself. The source is the root or cause of the image. It's what makes the camera be brought up to the eye.
A portfolio of selected images by James Gehrt, 2009-2012.
I have been carrying a camera with me for 25 years. I shoot the things in life, were I am. The subjects are usually not beautiful on their own, but somehow strike me by the beauty found in their commonality. Not the extraordinary, but the ordinary. Simple, usually quiet subjects that may go unnoticed. Black and white because, I guess that is the way I see. To me, my images feel a bit sad, a bit strange, a bit interesting, and the subjects, somehow unique. I hope you enjoy and thank you for visiting.
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