The Gallery: Derek Powazek

The Gallery: Derek Powazek

leslie
May 30, 2006

Photo by Derek Powazek, ephemera.org
We've always loved the word ephemera, as well as what it means: Things that exist or are used or enjoyed for only a short time. Or, as Derek Powazek says: "Temporary. Short-lived. Ephemeral things don't last very long. Like a May Fly or the split second a shutter is open." We love Derek Powazek's photos, which he sells on his photography website, Ephemera. We first found Derek's work through a link on Andrea Scher's website. Derek takes everyday objects -- signs, lights, painted walls -- and, with his camera, turns them into vibrant pieces of art.

Photo by Derek Powazek, ephemera.org
Derek has a degree in photojournalism, and he's received a Silver Award from the Society of News Design. He has an eye for the quirky, the unusual, the colorful. His photos range from urban San Francisco to the lights of Las Vegas to nature to architectural detail to the ordinary-become-abstract-art (drawers, buttons, Elvis figurines).

Photo by Derek Powazek, ephemera.org
The 11x14 photos are printed on 13x19 premium semigloss paper with archival ink. The prints are $40 each, or three for $100, plus shipping.

Photo by Derek Powazek, ephemera.org
Derek's photos can be found at Ephemera.

Photo by Derek Powazek, ephemera.org

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