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Caleb Charland, Portland, Maine

caleb charland photography

Growing up in rural Maine, Caleb Charland spend much of his childhood helping his father remodel their family homes. These experiences instilled an awareness of the potential for the creative use of materials, and the ability to fabricate his visions. Charland earned a BFA in photography with departmental honors from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2004 and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as a Trustees Fellow in 2010.

Of his work he writes, ‘As I explore the domestic space, from the basement to the backyard, I find ways to exploit the mysterious qualities of everyday objects and familiar materials. Each photograph begins with a simple question, ‘How would this look? Is that possible? What would happen if…?” and develops through a sculptural process of experimentation. This work combines my scientific curiosity with a constructive approach to making pictures. I utilize everyday objects and fundamental forces to elaborate upon experiences of wonder. All images are created in-camera without digital manipulation.’

caleb charland photography

caleb charland photography

caleb charland photography

caleb charland photography

caleb charland photography

caleb charland photography

  • http://www.priom-photography.com/blog Priom

    Extraordinary.

  • http://www.toomuchfastfood.tumblr.com Bobby III

    Saw these about a year ago and they still blow me away!

  • http://www.bjarteedvardsen.com Bjarte Edvardsen

    Would be truly fascinating to join him for a day to see how he works. The mood in the last one is very 2001: A Space Odyssey-ish. Love it.