from the archive

For the past two weeks I have been working on a book. It has involved going through my archived disks of images, so I thought I would start to share some of the old gems and start some interest of the book’s release! I started taking pictures in December 2002 when I got my first camera: a Fujifilm 3800. I loved to carry it around with me and started to catalog family events, but also just walkabout with it to take shots. I was in my sophomore year in college that year and had a lot of stimuli to spark inspiration. This time period is really when I started to develop my photographic point of view, obviously. I am grateful that my style has remained consistent for so long and that it has all come to me so naturally. I have yet to take a class, workshop, seminar, or intern for photography. I don’t say this to boast of my talents; I say this because my photography is a natural extension of me. To me, it is free of stipulations, conventions, or any put-upon trappings. I never felt as though my work carries an air of being so serious or Art with a capital A. The purity and fidelity of my photography is a platinum standard that I work very hard to uphold. These two shots below are from a few years later during the summer after I graduated with my bachelors. The subject was very pedestrian, but I am always looking for new ways to see the same old stuff. A shopping cart up against a wall became these beautiful linear pieces just by changing my perspective on street photography.

Towers’ Yellow © 2005 NATE METZ