Clayton Cotterell

Clayton Cotterell is a Portland, OR based photographer. He received his MFA in Photography, Video, and Related Media from School of Visual Arts in New York City in 2008. He is represented by Ampersand Gallery in Portland, OR. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, as well as appearing in numerous publications. Today we share Clayton’s series titled In Arrangements.





In Arrangements

“In Arrangements I seek out abstractions of the real world. While influenced by the ever evolving language of the image, I aim to add to the conversation by reacting to the world around me. This is work is an act of call and response with the environments, objects, and moments I am witness to. Although many of these moments captured by my camera are naturally occurring, I also take liberties in showing my hand in the work. Much like the visual vocabulary of the photograph, Arrangements has been a constant transformation.”







To view more of Clayton’s work please visit his website.

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