Bigindicator

Geoffrey Ansel Agrons

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20140222223227-alph
20140222223232-amygdala_station
20140222223237-artifact
20140222223239-american_pier
20140222223243-because_this_is_where_you_are
20140222223248-big_big_love
20140222223249-blake_garden_intervention
20140222223253-deracinated
20140222223255-chance_alone
20140222223257-embarkation
20140222223301-exiled_from_our_past
20140222223303-field_and_stream
20140222223307-harmonium
20140222223310-house_of_games
20140222223327-iteration
20140222223328-it_s_only_just_begun
20140222223334-la_petite_mort_redux__schiele_s_garden_
20140222223339-needle_and_thread
20140222223341-newslumberland
20140222223347-no_time_to_think_about_what_you_ve_done
20140222223346-null_hypothesis
20140222223352-swimming_to_alcatraz_2
20140222223353-synesthesia
20140222223402-the_lottery
20140222223408-the_rapunzel_experience
20140222223409-xenharmonic
20140222223554-true_detective
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Philadelphia
Birth year
1954
Lives in
Kensington, California
Schools
University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ: New Jersey Medical School, 1986, M.D.
Statement

The uneasy coexistence between human populations and the natural world interests me as a photographer. I lived for many years in coastal southern New Jersey, where I was drawn aesthetically to the ordered pilings, decaying buildings and piers, dune fences, structural debris, and kitsch of my seaside town. Deeply influenced by Michael Kenna's work, I came to favor long exposures in low light as I examined the interaction between wind, waves, salt, and the human footprint. I recently relocated to the San Francisco Bay area, where I look forward to exploring my new environment. I am particularly intrigued by the ambiguous quality of everyday objects encountered at the water's edge between twilight and dawn, and the tension between the elements and human expectations of permanence and control. I have come to think of the images as "melancholigraphs".