As a photographer, I am interested in states of limbo – buildings and houses, tracts of land, cars, objects, and even people, that have been in stasis for years or decades but which may be on the verge of sudden and irreversible change. I feel my photographs are successful when subtle signs of impending change find their way into my work. I try also to capture the human desire for stasis, or more accurately the desire for stability, which is often at odds with the equally human desire for change. With this in mind, I don’t necessarily have a preconceived notion of what I want to photograph. Instead, photography for me is a way of moving through the world. The photographs I make are evidence of that movement.
Steven Lang is an artist and writer living in Lauderdale, Minnesota, USA. In 2012 he self-published a photobook, A is for Elsewhere.