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Postcard From The Mesozoic

Postcard From The Mesozoic by Matthew Fertel

Without Any Purpose

Without Any Purpose by Matthew Fertel

Artist’s Statement

Postcard From The Mesozoic and Without Any Purpose are part of a series called Waste Management, which consists of compositions created from details of dumpsters, trash cans and other refuse / recycling / green waste receptacles.

Both were captured with an older iPhone, which is my current creative tool of choice. Accepting its “limitations,” I have learned what to expect from my iPhone under different conditions and how to take advantage of what it has to offer. I shoot full-frame with little or no cropping to maintain high resolution for printing. Basic editing is done post-capture. No filters or effects are used.

About the Artist

Matthew Fertel is a Sacramento-based photographer who has worked at Sierra College since 2004. Before that, he was a fine art auction house catalog photographer in San Francisco for over ten years. Find him online at mfertel.wixsite.com and on Instagram @digprod4.