Collin Avery’s childhood memories influence his intimate and personal photos of isolated objects and places that seem to be lost in time. A cold atmosphere surrounds every composition, evoking a subtle silence that screams for self introspection. The American photographer takes us to his own world with a work that celebrates the beauty of nostalgia.
I think growing up in a small town has made me appreciate the subtleties that are often overlooked when living in a large city.
I started to get into photography when I was about 13, but I didn’t start to take it seriously until I was about 20.
All of my older work was made with a Wisner 4x5 inch Technical Field camera.
What interests me is a sense of nostalgia and color.
I am interested in the spaces that exist just outside of the confines of human interaction.
I try to find beauty in unexpected places that aren’t necessarily considered beautiful in the traditional sense.
I am more interested in portraying a human presence rather than actual beings.
I made that body of work one fall while I was visiting my family back in Massachusetts. I wanted to use the objects as artifacts from my own personal history, in hopes to give viewers a glimpse into some of my forgotten memories.
Much of the geometrical influence comes from artists such as Sol LeWitt and Josef Albers.
In the future I see my work becoming more diverse, while experimenting with installation and sculptural elements.