TEXTILES by Christopher Payne
Christopher Payne’s Textiles photo series is breathtaking, incredible and unforgettable. Yes, all three of those things, in a seamless combination of the everyday and epic. The series spans the course of the past five years from the Carolinas to New England. The photos filled with staggering volume and repetition are ripe with visual juxtapositions. Neutral settings sprinkled with saturated colors and rigid machines with fine threads of textiles—all set in the seemingly quiet, dream-like world (that’s actually extremely loud according to Payne) of America’s textile manufacturing industry. In addition to Textiles, spend some time with Payne’s series Making Steinway: An American Workplace. It is beautiful.
Images copyright and courtesy of Christopher Payne