The typical Pittsburgh photographer fills their arsenel with tried and true shots of what makes this city great, Downtown from the West End Bridge, the Strip District on a busy morning, and the incline trugging up the mountain. And while all of them are scenic and should be documented, I don't want them hanging in my living room. Enter Nadine Luther.
Nadine's body of work does include the 'tried and true' elements of Pittsburgh photography; but rather than looking at them as a composed whole, Luther drills down to the architectural elements. Nadine snaps shots and finds beauty in the details, the elements you and I walk by each day; the bridge truss, the gargoyles perched high above the sidewalk. The pieces tend to be mainly monochromatic (as they focus on one element) and add a brilliant punch to a wall of pieces (see below).
|Luther's Equitable Gas framed in chrome|