Jean-Marc Bustamante French

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Bustamante records the subtle and often overlooked poetry that exists in everyday life and ordinary places. He photographs all over the world but never identifies locations and is inspired by such universally banal subjects as vacant lots, rows of parked cars, billboards, and the façades of apartment buildings. This work, from his series Something Is Missing, records a surprisingly beautiful scene he discovered on the street. Bustamante collects and preserves these found sculptures with the aid of his camera, perhaps as an extension of his work as a sculptor. More than simply documents, the resulting photographs are like vivid memories-slightly melancholic evocations of rare and magical ephemeral moments.

Untitled, Jean-Marc Bustamante (French, born 1952), Chromogenic print

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