Western House Springville, NY
Medium:Black and White Photograph
Height: 9.5 in
Width: 10 in
Symmetrical black and white photograph of interior of saloon/bar; small table and chairs between two arched doorways; American flag on wall above table.
David Plowden's photographs focus on the struggle between civilization and nature, old and new. In his photographs and writing he explores the beauty, power, light and significance of once commonplace icons, capturing the visual texture of a bygone America on the verge of vanishing. Not merely nostalgic however, Plowden's photographs often include "found objects" as subjects in highly constructed compositions more about light and shadow contrasts than subject alone. Above all, Plowden's images capture an intimacy that brings subject and viewer into close proximity.