My aim for this project is to honor our inventive past and save some of its icons for posterity. The objects are cultural artifacts from a different world.
I've found that photographing items from the last century, while using a 21st century camera and computer, has made me consider how the qualities and limitations of our objects affect us. Whether we possess them for a month or for generations, the things we use become our collaborators. The relics in this series helped people through dark nights and hot summers; offered medicinal and musical relief. In that way, they and all the objects we have used, loved, and discarded shape the character and spirit of our society.
- Robert Moran
Robert Moran is a freelance photographer living in a small town on the coast of Maine. His interest in photography began at the age of twelve when his parents bought him a Super 8 movie camera for Christmas. His photographs have been exhibited in museums and galleries across the United States, as well as in France, Ireland, and Guatemala. With this series he won a Portfolio Selections Award in the 2014 San Francisco International Photography Competition.