I came across Scott Gordon's website while surfing the internet. He is a New York based photographer with a creative eye and the ability to see something extraordinary in the ordinary. I was immediately drawn into his images because of his strong use of color, the feeling of movement, and the textural qualities of the surfaces. There is a sense that his photographs, especially in the Otherworld series, are images of something familiar but seen in a unique and mesmerizing new way. I asked Scott to tell me a little about his inspirations and his visual aesthetic. Here is what he had to say:
"What drew me to photography was a somewhat innate tendency to recognize potential images as I observed the world at a young age. I felt inclined to try to capture these exciting and curious images with a camera. I was not always successful, nonetheless I felt a desire to persist. I am inspired by what I imagine is often unseen or ignored. I try to look at the world in a open and somewhat naive way to find beauty in everything that is overlooked and taken for granted. I love composition, color, and texture. I often photograph static objects but also enjoy the moments and feelings seen in human interaction. I would like to focus more on people in the future. My goal is to travel and see the world while capturing its colors, textures, and people in a way that might reveal what is not always seen or appreciated."
The photographs below are just a few of my favorites from his website. I think they speak for themselves.