Artist Statement by Sebastian Spader
?WONDERING? is a photographic book project on black & white film exploring unique individuals and their environments through uninformed juxtaposition. The collection of 79 images was shot between 2009 and 2014 in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Austin, Lockhart, New York, Paris, Amsterdam, Zurich, and a few odd places somewhere in between.
The photographs present a series of ambiguous stories. They have no intention, they only exist, one next to another. A strange sense of familiarity is present with the characters in the photos, who could be your crazy Aunt, the chef of the diner you always pass but never stop to eat at, or the man who sleeps at your bus stop. It?s a portrayal of a disjointed and potentially dystopian world where everyone seems to be doing just fine.
Sebastian’s recently published book, WONDERING, can be purchased on his website at?www.sebastianspader.com, where you can also view photos from his 2015 project in Mongolia. His work and updates on exhibitions can additionally be found on Instagram (@horriblesparade) and on Facebook (Horribles Parade).
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