Do you find the ordinary fascinating? Chicago-based photographer Lloyd DeGrane shows us people living their everyday lives. You get to looks at them, study the subjects of you like. And something soulful becomes apparent. It’s not them. It’s us. And you wonder what’s going on and start to think of the stories between the pictures. You might want to know more about them. But more likely you start to think about what is it about you that
“I came to realize that documenting people sharing a similar daily experience provides a way of showing evidence of contemporary culture and growing cultural trends,” he tells Lenscratch. “I began documenting how people chose to eat, and then how they watch TV, and vacuum, and wash dishes , and clean their bathrooms , and look into their refrigerators, and hold remote control devices, and more always so much more. I realized that the seemingly unique way people do something in their personal space says a great deal about what’s going on with the rest of us. My photos are limited to the place that people live; the place they call home. This documentation of ordinary life, at home, seems increasingly precious to me, in an age in which human contact is scaling back to text messages and electronic invitation.”
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