A number of photos by photographer William Mark Sommer (beforehand featured here). Having grown up within the small city of Loomis, California, Sommer has a deep appreciation for ignored or forgotten locations and the complexities of American life. His inventive apply usually engages in themes of human nature, preservation, empathy, and time. “Black Thumb” is a collection documenting the every day lifetime of his father. Via pictures, Sommer seeks to develop compassion for his father’s expertise and domesticate a greater relationship with him by means of the inventive act. For Sommer, creating with and about his father isn’t nearly discovering extra about him as an individual, it’s also a journey of self-discovery:
“For my full life, I’ve identified this man, my father. He was the primary individual to fulfill me on this world, the one that gave me a life to discover artwork and the individual with the very best expectations. My father is a person of little phrases, a person that understands machines and is a tough employee who isn’t afraid to get his palms soiled. He has been onerous to reside with, onerous to get to know, however an individual who cares.”
See extra photos from “Black Thumb” under.