The everyday seems, well, everyday, but there is much more than meets the eye. Woven into the banal scene of everyday, are instances of everyday surrealism- uncanny moments of the unexpected. These moments can, be found through the practice of wandering, finding the extraordinary a random way. Meandering through the world allows for the element of chance to take hold, encouraging keen observation around every bend. Finding these moments where the, banal scene contains surreal elements reveals the unexpected and sensation of the everyday. Through this body of work, I hope to encourage the viewer to take this spirit with them while looking at the images and engaging with the everyday themselves.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Photography, Artistic--Themes, motives; Banality (Philosophy)--Pictorial works; Surrealism
Photography and Related Media (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (CAD)
Landon, Alec, "Traces of Existence" (2021). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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