DON COLIN PHOTOGRAPHS
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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Don Colin has always thought of himself as a fine art photographer, schooling himself in the tradition by reading about and viewing photographs in photography magazines and the occasional museum visit. In college, he discovered Aperture magazine and photographer Clarence John Laughlin.
After he graduated from high school in the early 1970s he worked in a variety of occupations, but photography was always there in some form or another as means of personal expression. He rarely showed his work to anyone except a few close friends.With the coming of the internet, he exhibited his work to a limited audience, online in a number of venues.
Free to pursue his art fulltime Don now focuses his energy on creating photographic projects with an eye toward exhibiting his work and producing several book projects. This web space along with his Instagram, Facebook, and Flickr streams allows him to push out his current work to the artist community.
His work is not necessarily about documenting the world as he finds it, but more about discovering the poetic essence in a place concrete or imagined. The vestiges that men and the elements have wrought sometimes goes unnoticed. He is in the business of noticing in the commonplace a deeper meaning incumbent on the viewer to recognize and interpret through their own eye. That is to say, that the world has in it, traces that the artist might reveal or develop. Like scratching the surface of the ground to reveal a pattern of bricks that may have been the foundation of a house, someone’s home. The artist then may channel the memory of the place into his expression.
If this all sounds like a bit of mumbo-jumbo it may very well be, but the result can be engaging, arresting, and sometimes a revelation made of light and what the light falls upon.
Don Colin invites you to look and comment. Feel free to contact him with questions, collaborations, or commissions.