Peter Nicholson tries to liberate everyday life from its own monotony.

Peter Nicholson, the documentalist of the mundane
New York City - NOV 04, 2013

The photographer Peter Nicholson could be called a documentalist of everyday monotony. His images capture the small mundane things that people often overlook. His goal is take them out of their context and shed some light over them. His quest of documenting everyday life seems to be a way of liberating the banal from its own existence, bringing it to a new context where it is no longer ignored.

Peter Nicholson, the documentalist of the mundane

©Peter Nicholson

Nicholson uses a medium format to capture all the detail, often capturing the atmosphere of silence of the scene. The quiet suburban streets, the lonely trees and empty roads are suddenly much more alive than it seems, less mundane and more full of potential stories. Nicholson finds beauty where most people see nothing, inviting us to take a second look at our own surroundings.

Peter Nicholson, the documentalist of the mundane

©Peter Nicholson

Peter Nicholson, the documentalist of the mundane

©Peter Nicholson

Peter Nicholson, the documentalist of the mundane

©Peter Nicholson

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