Monday, September 29, 2008

An Image A Week: Graham Miller

Thanks to Flak Photo's Hijacked feature, I discovered Australian photographer Graham Miller's project Suburban Splendor. Influenced by the films of Paul Thomas Anderson, the stories of Raymond Carver and the paintings of Edward Hopper, this series delves into the "contemporary isolation" faced by many on a day-to-day basis. In his statement, Miller asserts:

"Like Carver's stories and Hopper's paintings, these images depict everyday struggle and ordinary tragedy. They touch upon the areas of experience simmering just below the surface, and explore the notion that the lives of others, no matter how close we are to them, will always remain fundamentally unknowable to us. That, in essence, we all exist as unitary individuals."

Photograph from the series Suburban Splendor

Image © Graham Miller