Time Piece by Barbara Hazen

On display Summer 2012 at The Image Flow in Mill Valley, CA.

Ice

Ice

Clouds

Clouds

Fog

Fog

Steamed-Glass

Steamed-Glass

Bubbles_2

Bubbles_2

Pocket-Watch-#1

Pocket-Watch-#1

Spinning-Gear-#1

Spinning-Gear-#1

Spinning-Gear-#2

Spinning-Gear-#2

Spinning-Gear-#3

Spinning-Gear-#3

Large-Spring

Large-Spring

Small-Rounds

Small-Rounds

Single-Gear

Single-Gear

1864-Pocket-Watch

1864-Pocket-Watch

Small-Watch-Faces

Small-Watch-Faces

Ringed-Pocket

Ringed-Pocket

Warped Pocket

Warped Pocket

Five-Small-Rounds

Five-Small-Rounds

Crystal-and-Pocket

Crystal-and-Pocket

Needles-and-Pocket

Needles-and-Pocket

Bottles

Bottles

Four-Springs

Four-Springs

Springs-and-Gears

Springs-and-Gears

Watchface with Springs

Watchface with Springs

Blue-Needle

Blue-Needle

Blue-Fire

Blue-Fire

Watch Mechanics

Watch Mechanics

Ice thumbnail
Clouds thumbnail
Fog thumbnail
Steamed-Glass thumbnail
Bubbles_2 thumbnail
Pocket-Watch-#1 thumbnail
Spinning-Gear-#1 thumbnail
Spinning-Gear-#2 thumbnail
Spinning-Gear-#3 thumbnail
Large-Spring thumbnail
Small-Rounds thumbnail
Single-Gear thumbnail
1864-Pocket-Watch thumbnail
Small-Watch-Faces thumbnail
Ringed-Pocket thumbnail
Warped Pocket thumbnail
Five-Small-Rounds thumbnail
Crystal-and-Pocket thumbnail
Needles-and-Pocket thumbnail
Bottles thumbnail
Four-Springs thumbnail
Springs-and-Gears thumbnail
Watchface with Springs thumbnail
Blue-Needle thumbnail
Blue-Fire thumbnail
Watch Mechanics thumbnail

 

Photography is a tool for me to tell a story. My ambition is to show viewers that beauty can be found in many unlikely places. I am looking for character in someone’s face, a unique location, or an unusual item left for flea markets. I am drawn to the many things in life that are often over-looked or ignored. With the found objects I photograph, my goal is to encourage viewers to be curious and to observe the bit of mystery in all things, to bring light and life to that which we don’t understand. The ‘TIME PIECE’ series is an example of that ambition.  Having collected old watch parts for a number of years, I began to explore their unique beauty in still life images. Breaking out of the assumption that this was all these items had to offer in terms of photography, I began to play with various methods and effects of motion, light and water. This freedom to literally, ‘play’ with these discarded watch parts gave them new meaning and intriguing beauty that one would not normally associate with these inanimate objects.

Barbara Hazen, 2012

Note:  Although all the ‘TIME PIECE’ images were edited using digital software, each image was captured by the camera and not created in Photoshop or the like.