Friday, November 9, 2007

Shawn Records' Beaverton

I got an e-mail from Shawn Records today, and after checking out his website I discovered a number of interesting projects. Beaverton, La Playa and Portland Grid Project are all worth investigating. Many of his photographs have an anthropomorphizing effect on inanimate objects and structures in the landscape, a phenomenon I find fascinating. This is probably in part due to how people tend to humanize stationary objects in photographic representations, but also due to Records' compositional juxtapositions.

Shawn was also recently a part of J & L Books' Paper Placemats (ATL), a public art project curated by Jason Fulford.

Photographs from the series Beaverton

All Images © Shawn Records