Street Chair : new photographs by Anne Saint Peter

artist reception
Friday, February 3, 2012
5 - 8 pm
Friday, January 6, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Street Chairs.  It doesn’t matter what city or country, or whether you’re walking or driving by.  They indulge us for a respite. We oblige and pause to contemplate their scene.  We become a part of it. And because they are different, they evoke a sense of fun in us.

The photos are taken quickly, moving from chair to chair, trying to get to them before someone sits down. They’re shot with immediacy—camera in hand, iPhone, toy camera, film, and occasionally, a DSLR. They are then refined to bring out their characteristics of color, shapes, shadows, and location. The best part is not only remembering the location of each set of chairs, but having the opportunity to go and recapture them again and again. Sometimes I just sit in them.  Mostly, I love capturing their portraits.

Anne Saint Peter



110 CHURCH gallery
110 Church Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106