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.
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).
The 11x14 photos are printed on 13x19 premium semigloss paper with archival ink. The prints are $40 each, or three for $100, plus shipping.
photos can be found at Ephemera