In The Gallery
Photographs by Robert Moran
March 18, 2013-May 19, 2013
Robert Moran says the photographs in this series explore his reaction to heights and "the fear, fascination, and curiosity they engender in me and the perverse thoughts they inspire."
"On a personal level, these photographs are an examination of my lifelong experience of vertigo," Moran says. "They explore the connection between my most disturbing thoughts and the structures that inspire those thoughts." And, he says, "On a more universal level, they are an attempt to celebrate life's everyday sights and often unnoticed scenery - the quotidian world that contains life's wonder and speaks to its mysterious uncertainty." The images of towers, billboards, and tall buildings have been cut apart and rearranged into collages that juxtapose the structures' shapes, sizes, and purposes. In the final step, color and texture have been added. Moran, a fine art photographer, lives on Mount Desert Island off the coast of Maine. His interest in photography began at age 12. After studying art at the University of Maine, he ran several businesses over the course of 20 years. During that time, he pursued personal photography projects on trips to Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific. His recent undertakings have taken him to Cuba and Antarctica. Moran's work has been shown in galleries and museums throughout the U.S. His photographs are included in private collections in the U.S., as well as in Australia and Europe. His award-winning photographs have recently been published in The Photo Review, Shots Magazine, and B&W and Color Magazine.
About the Griffin Museum
The Griffin Museum of Photography was founded in 1992 to provide a forum for the exhibition of both historic and contemporary photography. The Museum houses three galleries dedicated solely to the exploration of photographic arts: the Main Gallery, which features rotating exhibits from some of the world's leading photographers; the Atelier Gallery dedicated to showcasing the works of prominent, up-and-coming artists; and the Griffin Gallery, home to the extensive archives of Museum founder and world-renowned photojournalist Arthur Griffin. For more on the Griffin Museum of Photography, visit www.griffinmuseum.org.