My photographs are the product of image-making that is both intuitive (responding quickly to visual phenomena) and ambiguously choreographed. I am interested in reinterpreting and altering the intentionality of spaces and found items. Somewhere between instinct and cognition lies the overlooked residue of experience. This series maintains the semblance of ordinary, everyday things while investigating their latent conceptual meanings.
I hope to investigate fully Robert Storr's notion of the estrangement of the photograph, the medium's capability to depict persons and objects in such a way that transforms context and intention.
Bio and contact:
Maury Gortemiller teaches photography at Kennesaw State University. He is also a competitive apneist, and plans to make an attempt on the breath-holding world record by the end of fiscal year 2011.
Maury is an Atlanta, GA, based photographer.
To view more of his work, please visit his website: maurygortemiller.com
You can also contact him by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org