Triggered!: Gus Powell

Triggered!: Gus Powell

Gus Powell, "My house. My rules.”, From the series  The Lonely Ones  (2015). Courtesy the artist and Lee Marks Gallery

Gus Powell, "My house. My rules.”, From the series The Lonely Ones (2015). Courtesy the artist and Lee Marks Gallery

Each week, we will be featuring a single work by a photographer, and asking them to write about what was going through their head, why the photograph was taken, what "triggered" the photograph. This week, Gus Powell writes about a photograph from The Lonely Ones.

By Gus Powell

I am always excited when I see fog or smoke. The way it mutes the color pallet and makes you visually aware of all the air and space that we share and navigate our lives in. That air is both the plasma and the connective tissue that fuels and binds us. With this particular image, I loved his gesture as reflective of a moment of thought, with all the air around him feeling like an empty thought bubble - pregnant but still unwritten.

Gus’s newest book Family Car Trouble is out now, and is available for purchase at TBW Books.

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