Artisans / New York

Wesley Stringer

  • October 2016
Wesley Stringer
Wesley Stringer
Occupation: Photographer

"I’m the kind of person that would stop and stare at a spider web." — Wesley Stringer, photographer

Wesley Stringer
Wesley Stringer

There was a time when New York City photographer, Wesley Stringer, had a portfolio of commercial photography. These were photos he’d been paid to take, but at end of the day, he wasn’t always proud to have his name on the work. Because that’s all it was, work.

Stringer has since freed himself from the work to focus on his art. He has always been a collector of things, and through his photography, Stringer is able to collect and catalog what he calls the “ethereal and impermanent,” capturing landscapes and environmentals, freezing them in time. It’s not uncommon for him to shoot a single subject for a single day, and then from countless images, he will narrow down and curate a literal book that he builds by hand.

And while his subjects can vary from wide open fields to broken windows, all of his work tends to center around beauty. “The word beauty has become taboo, it’s not something we tend to gravitate to as an art culture,” he said. “It’s a little old, but I do embrace it. I do believe art is powerful when it centers around beauty.”

View Wesley Stringer’s photogoraphy at wesleystringer.com

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