Tuesday 9 September 2008

Chad Muthard

All images ©Chad Muthard

Chad Muthard, who lives and works in Philadelphia, sent this interesting work my way a while back now admist the mayhem that ensued prior to getting the second issue of 1000 Words out, but I neglected to give him a mention. So, without further ado, here is his statement:

"Lost In Thought, the body of work submitted attempts to document periods of time spent with other individuals. The photographs are less about the actual experience and more about how those experiences shape your day to day and come to be in a constant state of circulation within your own mind. While you drift off to sleep or daydream at your job, the people you share your life with help to construct your own thoughts, aspirations, and ideals. "

"The correlation between breaking down the photographic plane of the image as an object and the dissection of the shared experience through over analysis produce an image which creates a platform for a furthered understanding of both areas."

Chad Muthard (born 1983 in the town of Catasauqua, PA and currently residing in Philadelphia, PA) received his BFA degree from Tyler School of Art and has since exhibited work in both Philadelphia and New York City, most notably Jen Bekman’s HHS Fall 2006 exhibition and Photo Image 07 selected by Katherine Ware, Curator of Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

You can check out more images from his series here. Well worth a butchers!