I was drawn to the near-Northern light that fell
from my NJ window into the porcelain sink in my
apartment. There was something about that sink
with its imbedded scratches, chips, and
imperfections that I found intriguing.
That, and the light.
After deciding how to make the photographs,
(no small feat considering my “kitchen”
was standing room only) I was pleased to discover
that the fine grain 4x5 Polaroid POS/NEG film and elongated exposures
yielded very compelling images.
Twenty-two years later, I was again drawn to
another sink, another window with near-Northern
light—and the process of re-discovery
began all over again.
The images say something about the remnants of
our everyday lives—what we re-cycle,
what we waste,
and what we cherish.
I think they are both immediate and timeless.
All images in this portfolio are © 2019 Robert Johnson, Jr. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Rice Kernal With Spoon