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Yvette Meltzer’s “Revolutions”

Photography // Monday, 28 Jul 2014
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In true artistic fashion, Yvette Meltzer has found inspiration in the rituals of everyday life. In her photographic series “Revolutions”, Meltzer captures the motion and blur of colors within the laundry cycle. By photographing a long exposure of a front load washing machine, Meltzer is able to capture an image that mimics the brushstrokes of an abstract painting. Meltzer explains, “After taking multitudes of outdoor laundry images over the years, it was in Chicago in the cold of winter when my curiosity led me into local Laundromats where, drawn to the colors of laundry spinning in the dryers, I began taking photos… Therein I saw faces and forms - both human and animal-like… What has been most exciting for me has been capturing the abstract forms that have emerged on this journey”.

Text b Canbra Hodsdon

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