Erica Iannitti

Junior Editor at Unrated

Photographer Lark Foord’s series “Plain Sight” Reminds us to Slow Down

Photography:
Lark Foord

Lark Foord is a self-taught photographer in Los Angeles. Despite a solid internet presence and an impressive 25K followers, Foord remains something of an enigma. Born in South America, he lived in a handful of other states as a child before settling in Los Angeles in the ’90s. Though he attended art school, Foord didn’t explore photography as a creative outlet until he’d completed his BFA. Preferring to stay out of the spotlight, Foord opts for a pseudonym to protect his privacy.

Foord’s photos revel in urban landscapes, and in one particular series titled Plain Sight, Foord uses composition, texture, and lighting to abstract his subject. The element of abstraction, for Foord, creates an excess of meaning in the photos, a quality he describes as “pervasive otherness.” The series, an ongoing project of Foord’s, takes advantage of LA’s harsh midday sun to pause on the city’s array of ordinary objects, to locate joy and beauty in the “in between.” His photos dwell in the details that the pace of urban life causes most of us to overlook, and are a pleasant reminder of the beauty that surrounds us if only we’d slow down to look. To see more of Lark Foord’s work, visit his website.

Erica Iannitti

Junior Editor at Unrated