ART ISSUE #32

"Terlingua Creek Mercury Mining District. Study Butte, Texas" by William C. Crawford, photo
*Image: “Terlingua Creek Mercury Mining District. Study Butte, Texas” by William C. Crawford, photo

 

William C. Crawford

Photography

 

William C. Crawford’s work follows the techniques of forensic foraging photography, which focuses on returning to basics like framing, lighting, coloration, saturation, contrast, etc. and avoiding computer-based or technological manipulation of the images. There is also a preference for taking photographs of “mundane” or “trivial” scenes and objects: “Our aim is to tease out unseen value which then spurs the viewer to consider our image in an expanded fashion.”

 

 

 

"Mercury Mining Landscape" by William C. Crawford, photo

“Mercury Mining Landscape” by William C. Crawford, photo

 

"Golden Stallion" by William C. Crawford, photo

“Golden Stallion” by William C. Crawford, photo

 

"Rio Grande Switchback. Big Bend NP, Texas" by William C. Crawford, photo

“Rio Grande Switchback. Big Bend NP, Texas” by William C. Crawford, photo

 

"Giant Weeping Willow Under A Windswept Sky. Winston-Salem, NC" by William C. Crawford, photo

“Giant Weeping Willow Under A Windswept Sky. Winston-Salem, NC” by William C. Crawford, photo

 

"A Door Left Wide Open. Downtown Wrecked House" by William C. Crawford, photo

“A Door Left Wide Open. Downtown Wrecked House” by William C. Crawford, photo

 

"Ancient Water Hydrant" by William C. Crawford, photo

“Ancient Water Hydrant” by William C. Crawford, photo

 

"A Tar Paper Shack As Abstract Art" by William C. Crawford, photo

“A Tar Paper Shack As Abstract Art” by William C. Crawford, photo

 

William C. Crawford

William C. Crawford is a writer and photographer based in Winston-Salem, NC. He was a combat photojournalist in Vietnam. He has published extensively in various formats including fiction, creative nonfiction, memoirs, book reviews, and essays. His new book is highlighted on this site. He had a parallel career as a social worker and community organizer. There, he wrote biting editorials on behalf of the powerless such as abused children, the frail elderly, and victims of enforced state sterilizations. He is known as Crawdaddy to his yellow Lab, Scout.

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