Graduate from the University of California Santa Cruz for photography, Sean Vranizan has put together a very interesting collection of collage pieces. For these works, the San Francisco based artist has put down the camera and captured collages as a print, capturing two and three-dimensional objects on a scanner bed.
With a very wide range of different objects used, Vranizan’s selection of materials makes his collage pieces each create their own cohesive commentary on pop-culture with a very appealing aesthetic. My favorite piece which is seen below, is a beautiful demonstration of the human interference with nature and our violent use of its resources.
Not only does Vranizan have a wonderful use of motifs and narrative, but the actual look of each piece is very unique and interesting. The use of the scanner makes for an experimentation with depth, light, and shadow that is unparalleled amongst conventional photography. The negative space in the background also accentuates the objects in the image, forcing the viewer to analyze the objects more attentively.
I’m very excited to see where Vranizan goes with his photography career next. Check out his Flickr Photostream as well as some more images below: