"Local Color" by Sean Stewart

February 09, 2016

Pennsylvania-born and New-York dwelling photographer Sean Stewart knows how to capture a sense of place without restricting himself to just landscapes or portraits, and does so in “Local Color.”

Whether it’s still-life style shots of maps and books or sweeping views of junkyards and wooded suburban-scapes, Stewart manages to decipher the voice of the location and share it with us. Oftentimes, photographic portrayals of location can become repetitive or featureless, but Stewart charges a seemingly dull place with life, color, and an insightful recognition that rurality does not mean the termination of character.

- Linnie Cole