Clayton Cotterell is a talented fine art and commercial photographer based in Portland, OR, USA. He received his MFA in Photography, Video, and Related Media from School of Visual Arts in New York City in 2008. For his series “Arrangements”, Clayton captured abstract photographs using traditional techniques and viewpoints. Cotterell’s images are, as glimpses of natural abstraction, free from the digital polish of post-production or after-the-fact manipulation.
“In Arrangements I seek out abstractions of the real world. While influenced by the ever evolving language of the image, I aim to add to the conversation by reacting to the world around me. This is work is an act of call and response with the environments, objects, and moments I am witness to. Although many of these moments captured by my camera are naturally occurring, I also take liberties in showing my hand in the work. Much like the visual vocabulary of the photograph, Arrangements has been a constant transformation.”
– Clayton Cotterell