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Meaning in the mundane

His wife often gets complimented upon her choice of life partner. She is lucky to be growing old with American photographer Alan Chadwick, friends tell her.

art and culture Updated: May 28, 2010 22:29 IST

His wife often gets complimented upon her choice of life partner. She is lucky to be growing old with American photographer Alan Chadwick, friends tell her.

This is because Chadwick has a knack of finding beauty in everything.

His exhibition, Standing, looks at scenes from everyday life, which pass us by as we go about our business.

As we walk, Chadwick stops and finds his muse in a worker’s step ladder, discarded steel discs, dustbin contents, dirty puddles even fallen leaves. His lens captures the abstract in the banal, leaving the viewer to re-interpret his own frame of references of these objects. The Dublin-born lensman, who moved from Bulgaria to India three years ago, says the objects he chooses don’t have a real identity/standing of their own. Hence the title. The photos have been shot in Delhi over the last year.

May 27– June 19, American Center, Kasturba Gandhi Marg. For details, call 011-234722889 and 23472232.