Photographer and artist Brock Davis has a very unique view on the objects surrounding him. He sees something funny or clever or inpiring in almost every trivial item.
While he shoots for big names like Wired, New York Times and Esquire Magazine (to name a few) he also takes pleasure with a more personal project involving nothing more than an iPhone and a healthy dose of creativity.
We asked Brock about the series and the concept behind it:
I’ve been taking conceptual iPhone photos for a couple of years now.
Since 2009, I’ve found myself more and more inspired by everyday, seemingly uninspiring objects.
In a way this process has reverted my creative approach back to the way it used to be when I was a kid. Having children has helped this as well. With a child, everything is new and interesting. Children are observant and get excited by things we seldom think about as adults, much like how a child will open a gift and then play with the wrapping paper.
When we asked Brock about the process and he actually mentioned the iPhone as an advantage always being ready to shoot:
By having an iPhone at the ready, it’s easy to capture spontaneous ideas and execute them quickly. I think the speed of this process helps keep the spontaneity in tact through to the final execution and it resonates with the viewer.
As far as planning, I don’t plan the pieces out, I just sort of let observation and inspiration collide. When I have an idea I make it.
parsley on apple / tree on hill
shark – fillet knife / bread knife
glitter on icicles
funeral for a week-old egg roll
drawing with the kids
dirty glass sunset
if you stick two chocolate chips together it looks like a dog’s nose.
lint roller with lint mustache
stealth egg – easter egg hunting
mashed potatoes and gravy lakes of the world – crater lake, oregon
popcorn kernel in thought
minneapolis skyline drawn in coffee sludge
chip in a bottle
paper ball / paper plane
sunset / santa monica
crayon tree / carved with sewing needle
[2013 iphone Photos | Brock Davis]