Richard Buswell: What They Left Behind
As all great photographers do, Richard Buswell disrupts our normal vision. His photographs of commonplace objects, presented in isolation absent their typical surroundings, interfere with our comprehension, forcing us to look again rather than rely on our unconscious minds to process what we see. His stark, apparently simple images help us penetrate the superficial appearance of objects from Montana’s past to contemplate the multiple, complex meanings that their histories and presence convey. And, perhaps, stir us to consider the things we will leave behind.