“The thing about photography is it’s like DNA,” [Staller] said. “Once one sees a photograph of something, then they tend to see the world as other people have photographed it.” He’s determined to document the remaining vestiges of the industrial age in the New Jersey landscape. His newest work, completed in late 2010, centers on recycled materials. Common motifs include grids and barriers, which suit the panoramic format.
It is a sort of accidental aesthetic. And it’s strangely beautiful.
(Photo: “Sims Recycling Center” by Jan Staller, New Jersey. 2010.)
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