Photographer Captures Ordinary Objects In Clever, Meaningful Ways

Photographer Captures Ordinary Objects In Clever, Meaningful Ways

"Connecticut, US-based Kevin Van Aelst reimagines and reassembles the little, mundane things in our daily lives, and turns them into mysterious notions of life and existence with his photography compositions."

“My artwork is an attempt to reconcile my physical surroundings with the fears, fascinations, curiosities, and daydreams occupying my mind,” he wrote in a statement.

“The photographs and constructions consist of common artifacts, materials, and scenes from everyday life, which have been rearranged and reassembled into various forms, patterns, and illustrations.”

“The images aim to examine the distance between where my mind wanders to and the material objects that inspire those fixations. Equally important to this work are the ‘big picture’ and the ‘little things’—the mundane and relatable artifacts of our daily lives, and the more mysterious notions of life and existence. This work is about creating order where we expect to find randomness, and also hints that the minutiae all around us is capable of communicating much larger ideas.”

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Andrew Griswold's picture

Haha, great stuff. simple photography with just fantastic original ideas. Reminds me of the thinking my old professors used to throw at us in school. 

:P fun

The books and the egg bulb are well executed - less refined than similar work by Chema Madoz, which I love.

Patrick Niddrie's picture

Brilliant concepts and wonderful execution! 

The smoking it looks cool. That should be a post card for the dumb people that smoke