2018 / Fine Art / Landscape (Non-Pro)

Lost America

  • Photographer
    Matthew Portch
  • Agency / Studio
    Matthew Portch
  • Prizes
    Silver in Fine Art/Landscape

Lost America examines a quiet stillness in a forgotten landscape that is, in a sense: ‘on-pause'. Backwater towns and rural corners are juxtaposed against the ambiguity of isolated suburbia. Spaces appear frozen in time, their inhabitants absent or long since departed.Some places have become a worn-out reminder of when America was building a brighter future. Other parts have thrived, displaying antithetical wealth and comfort. Ardently stagnant in their appearance, the images aim to unlock a moment of reflective contemplation and instil a melancholic feeling of familiarity.