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PHOTOGRAPHS BY JAY BOERSMA

Photographs of the Built World
About these photographs…

For this group of images, as Minor White might have put it, “The camera was faithfully used.”

This is an extension of ideas about photographing the built world that I began as a graduate student at Rhode Island School of Design. At that time, I started making pictures of the buildings and streets of Providence, Rhode Island, on Sunday mornings when no people or vehicles were present. Aaron Siskind, on viewing this work, asked, “So you are more interested in the works of man than the works of God?” Then, as now, the answer is, “well, yes.”

Years later, I remain fascinated by the built world and its endless variety of human-made structures, environments, and details and the special ways in which these are transformed by age, use, and in particular, the act of photographing them.

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photographs:
Back to Square One
Beecher, Illinois
Iceland 2017
The Built World
US
Graffiti
Cuba 2015
Providence, Rhode Island
Along the Mississippi River
Chicago's Reliance Building
Semblance Portrait Project
Greece 2013
Eastern Europe 2013
Simple Truths
Israel 2010
Paris, France
Puebla, Mexico 2009
Puerto Rico 2009
Barcelona 2007
The Work of Antoni Gaudí 2007
Rome, Italy 2006
Santa Fe, New Mexico 2006
archive:
Webwork
The Web Page from Hell
The Portals Project
Transition
Insights
Internet Spelling Guide
Ape Silverback (Primate Ruminations)
Revenge of the Movie Poster
GIFs 4 Us
The Web Rules
Webpix
Backgrounds 4 Us
Webpaper
Digital Sketches
Sounds
Fonts
© Jay Boersma