photo essay ...................... Keri McLeod Bus, near Limestone, South Carolina. The Wilderness Act of 94 allowed Americans to enter certain lands, but it also urged them to make their visits brief and leave no mark. My photographs represent the relationship between nature and those traces of cultural objects or artifacts we leave in our landscapes. While these images may offer a social commentary, the visual poetics of the space primarily interest me--especially the balance and tension between nature and culture. I shot primarily under low light, which allowed mystery to sink into each image and space. I would conjure up stories about the objects, who had used them and the journey they took to end up where I found them. opposite: Corn, near Grays, South Carolina. All photographs by Keri McLeod. Radio, near Possum Corner, South Carolina. Couch, near Possum Corner, South Carolina. Culvert pipe, near Tillman, South Carolina. Dresser, near Brisbon, Georgia. Coke machine, near Jonestown, Georgia. Window blinds, near Zebulon, Goergia. Screen door, near McPhersonville, South Carolina. Books, near Barton, South Carolina. Trunk, near Mosquito Crossing, Georgia. Car, near Akin, Georgia.
Southern Cultures – University of North Carolina Press
Published: Feb 13, 2008