"I cannot remember a time in my life when I did not have a camera nearby. Growing up in rural Missouri, I became the photographer for my school paper in the early ‘70s. Since then, I have strived to convey, through my camera, the awe of a beautiful vista or the loneliness of an abandoned house. Whereas, I still shoot film, these days I generally use digital cameras. I find that when working with digital images, one can almost be like a painter in choosing colors and textures. With my work, I hope to capture a moment and make it last a lifetime." ~ M.C. Adams
In this exhibition, photographer M.C. Adams shows us an acute attention to things overlooked. How often do we encounter an aged structure or other subject and pay attention only to its age or ill repair? Through Adams imagery, we see the beauty and design of the simple elements. In the case of the window, again there is the age and ruin of the image that is lightened by the wispy breeze that adds a gentleness and perhaps also an eerie lasting feeling. There is a delicate attention to textures that makes the viewer want to ease in and look closer. Your eye is pulled in to the central focus, but then is encouraged to look deeper to see the texture of the surrounding areas."