What others might associate with commerce, industry and profit, serves as inspiration to Nathan Harger. He photographs telephone poles, airplanes, bridges, factories with such a streamlined graphical manner, that his pictures are almost an abstract representation of all that vegetates in the outskirts.
His favourite place seems to be Elizabeth in New Jersey. The harbour facilities of Newark and Elizabeth have been growing and developing since historical times and are amongst the busiest seaports in the world. He sees the abundance of factories and steel as pure inspiration.
The Hasted Krautler gallery in New York will be exhibiting his works from the 9th of December onwards, almost in a home game. Sorry dearest New Yorkers, but we did say almost.
The artist actually stems from Cleveland and finished the Parsons School of Design in 2008. The Photo District News Annual listed him in the Top ‘30 under 30'. He is now at the eve of his thirties and sticks to his shadowless black & white photographs. Even the photographer himself couldn’t state just why he had decided to focus on industrial motifs.
However, the fact the he is a promising talent is easier to pinpoint. Harger debuted in a 2009 group exhibition at Hasted Hunted next to Ray Metzker, Harry Callahan and Irving Penn; the New York magazine has published his photographs several times.
Private view: Thursday, 9th of December, 6pm - 8pm
537 West 24th Street
9th of December 2010 – 29th of January 2011
Tue – Sat, 11am- 6pm