Interiors by Rylan Steele

Issue 26

Interiors is a group of photographs that investigate places that are normally considered mundane. I have found myself obsessed with the adaptations we are willing to make in the spaces we work. Within this body of work I am equally interested in finding places that are quintessential and those that defy familiarity. I am attempting to portray these contemporary places accurately while highlighting the aspects where the arrangement is unexpected. Some of the details found within the exceptional areas remain inexplicable, others are purely functional, but hopefully all of them showcase the decisions, ingenuity and creativity of the occupiers of the space.

I choose to photograph the ordinary facts of our daily lives because how we live fascinates me. The places photographed are not one type of place, but were selected for their ability to represent and challenge our expectations of familiar places. My intention is to create a body of work based on my interests and experiences that questions our attempts at perfection and illuminates overlooked details of contemporary living. Hopefully through my photographs I can entice the viewers to actively observe their surroundings.

Rylan Steele is a Columbus, Georgia based artist.
To view more of Rylan's work, please visit his website

  Holiday Inn 

Holiday Inn 

  Voting Day 

Voting Day 

  Bookstore 

Bookstore 

  Painting Booth 

Painting Booth 

  Server Space 

Server Space 

  Former Shoe Carnival 

Former Shoe Carnival 

  Cable 

Cable 

  Equipment Test Station 

Equipment Test Station 

  Projection Room 

Projection Room 

  Dolls 

Dolls 

  Abandoned Shelves 

Abandoned Shelves 

  Laundry 

Laundry 

  Museum 

Museum 

  Paine Insurance 

Paine Insurance 

  Vision Video 

Vision Video