Celeste A. Nelms | Click on image for more details
Artist’s Statement When I photograph, I am drawn to people’s discarded possessions and abandoned environments. I am interested in the transformation of regard to disregard, while recognizing that the value we place on objects changes through time and with certain events.
My work first began with a fascination for buildings and structures that had been left behind. In these settings, I thought about the people who once inhabited them and discovered the beauty of nature regenerating itself. My images now include discarded objects that I find for free or at yard sales and thrift stores. I include my own figure in each photograph because I want to record both a physical and psychological response.