Lives and works in Buffalo, NY
Marshall Scheuttle constructs images from the everyday landscape, placing traditional aspects of portrait photography within a narrative façade. Traveling across the United States, Scheuttle seeks out his subjects with a reproduction large-format vintage camera strapped to his back. His portraits, however, leave the viewer with more questions than they answer. Often a snap shot of the peculiarities and people that make up modern American culture outside the mainstream; his vision also encapsulates imagery outside the context of traditional portraiture by also utilizing objects within the landscape as surrogates. Scheuttle’s images remind us that there is a world beyond our doorstep, and a story about the human condition on every street corner.
On view at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
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