Peter Nohrnberg is a scholar of literary modernism, cultural critic, poet, and photographer. He has been taking photographs since he was an adolescent, and is currently a member of the Boston Photographic Resource Center, where he has...
This portfolio situates itself between aesthetic contrivance and random fortuity. More particular, I discover in sites of seeming banality hints of what might be called their mythic ontology. I regard these images as particularly American in their desire to discover in our fragmented society a mythic whole. Yet I also hope to offer an imminent critique of our fetishization of images, a perverse predilection for the iconic, however contrived or canned, in which photography itself is complicit.