Sarah Carson


Idiosyncrasies is weird. It encapsulates moments that are mundane and otherwise not paid any attention. Just because no one is there to live it or see it, doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. This work follows an uncanny path that involves moments of confusion, blandness, reflection, and humor.

Shot on a digital point and shoot, there is a level of grit and noise that exists within the photographs which is essential to the perception of the work. The hard flash and digital noise add another level to the work because it emphasizes the form and puts pressure on the composition to be successful. It’s confusing, weird, almost annoying, funny, and cool. It is meant to perplex the viewer and provoke a thought.

The heart behind Idiosyncrasies is its peculiar nature, why are these moments worth preserving?