Photography gives me the stillness I long for, and that desire for solitude is reflected in the images I seek, often in urban environments. My photographs are never crowded with people, but rather inhabited by one or two persons, or infused with traces that people have left behind.
I want to pay homage to ordinary places and deserted sites that become intriguing, or mysterious, even beautiful, by the ever-changing light, color and atmosphere.
My ideal venues are empty streets, buildings or rooms, worn by time. The peeling wallpaper, layers of paint, faded signs and objects that have aged have more visual and emotional texture, and suggest more to know and understand. So I happily embraced Havana. Every street I roamed was a gift, the buildings and cars providing the layered imagery, warmth and color that fascinate me.
– Joan Lemler
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Artist website: www.joanlemler.com