Larry Torno – Life in the Midwest
It’s interesting to note that although it’s called “Life” in the Midwest, there is an obvious absence of humankind in these images. That’s because the “life” I am referring to is not humanity, but rather, my observations made as I absorb my surroundings.
The locations recorded are important to me as a personal history of where I live, the roads I travel, and the memories I draw from my experiences. Familiarity is a common theme in my life, however, unfamiliarity is the catalyst that leads to unexpected images.
The camera is my tool by which I create the art of visualization. It helps me see things more as I imagined them than as they actually appear. I recall the ambient sights, sounds, and temperature of each setting and work hard to translate my senses into visual memories.
Life in the Midwest is an ongoing exploration that helps define who I am.
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