Boston Week: Keith Prue
I’m wrapping up Boston week, with one last photographer (and undoubtedly more in the future). Keith Prue is a beantown observer. He notices the imtimate and the expansive, while simultaneously taking in the cultural and environmental impact of man’s influence on our world.
When I’m completely present to what is unfolding in front of me, alive to the anticipation and excitement of seeing afresh, there is a mysterious convergence of my inner and outer worlds. It’s a delightful dance, drawing my attention without preconception.
During that moment of wonder, I feel the thrill of connecting with a fleeting moment, a totally unique manifestation of life never to be repeated. Without thought about creating or conveying meaning, I merely respond to the simple pleasure of seeing.
My pictures are not born of ideas about subject or stories, but reactions to what I notice wandering the streets, attending an event or simply observing life.
Keith has a number of interesting series, but the two featured here are Mile Square, conveived to contrast traveling “far and wide” for a picture, where he captured an area one mile square of his local neighborhood, and Intrusion, where Keith explores the “interplay between our constructions and nature, how we share space and coexist.”
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