To imitate photographer Nick Albertson‘s work, you’ll need a camera, household items purchased in bulk, and an eye for the beautiful and abstract. Take a look at Albertson’s project titled “Work in Progress,” and you’ll find photographs of things such as rubber bands, straws, and napkins. They don’t look like your everyday objects, though: Albertson turns them into works of art by carefully arranging them into repeating patterns.
The photograph above shows simple white envelopes neatly arranged on a surface. Here are some photos of rubber bands and elastic hair bands:
Here are two different arrangements of plastic drinking straws:
Napkins and toilet paper have their own looks:
Transparent sandwich bags look pretty neat when spread out on a surface and made to overlap:
Metal clothes hangars and paper clips have a similar aesthetic:
Paper plates arranged in a corner:
And finally, masking tape arranged in lines on a surface:
Albertson is making his work available for sale as 32×40-inch prints. You can contact him through his website if you’d like info on pricing and ordering.
Image credits: Photographs by Nick Albertson and used with permission