10.10.2009

ANDREW PHELPS: Cross–Cultural

From the series "Not Niigata" 2009
Photograph (c) Andrew Phelps/All rights reserved

From the series "Not Niigata" 2009
Photograph (c) Andrew Phelps/All rights reserved


From the series "Not Niigata" 2009
Photograph (c) Andrew Phelps/All rights reserved


Austria, 2004
Photograph (c) Andrew Phelps/All rights reserved


From the series "Not Niigata" 2009
Photograph (c) Andrew Phelps/All rights reserved


When traveling in a foreign place, I tend to be fascinated with both the exotic and the mundane. The two are often one and the same, especially in a place where the gap between old and new is astronomical. In most modern societies, tradition, history, and religion have etched a deep set of rituals and codes which are being tested and expanded as cultural homogenization begins to question set systems and ideologies. My interests in Niigata, and Japan in general, lie within documenting this gap.

ANDREW PHELPS is an American photographer living in Austria. I discovered his work through his blog BUFFET. There's a great INTERVIEW with Andrew Phelps by Daniel Augschöll and Anya Jasbär in Ahorn Magazine here. Andrew Phelps WEBSITE

5 comments:

Javier Martin Alvarado said...

beautiful photografhies

Kcalpesh said...

These are some great photos by Andrew phelps! Thanks for sharing the post!


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Carraol said...

Great set of images. Sensitive, colors and forms.

Kelly Marszycki said...

Amazing photography! Travel -- translating oneself across borders and into new terrains -- seems to trigger vastly heightened sensibilities, I believe, and this is certainly evident in these shots. Thank you for sharing --

cornel said...

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