Paul Meleschnig has been making photographs since the age of 14. A graduate of the the Rhode Island School of Design in 1988, he resides in New York. Known for the physicality of his photographs, in both subject matter and compositional structure, he pursues the everyday life of people he encounters. He has focused his practice on isolated groups and communities within many cities. Picturing the real world in a documentary style, he creates an open narrative connecting people with place and nature. His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad. Today we share his series Circumambulate the City.
Circumambulate the City
This series has grown out of an exploration of our connection to outdoor city spaces. The parks, gardens, empty lots and grassy medians; places that allows us to express our individuality and lose ourselves with a momentary connection to nature. This relationship has a profound effect on us and the need for other living things are an essential part of our lives. A path, a corner, are places one finds an act or a gesture. Within these manmade environments, public spaces where everyone can be seen, there is a privacy revealed.
To view more of Paul’s work, please visit his website.