Extra Ordinary by Mark Rammers

In his series "Extra Ordinary", Mark Rammers shows beauty of colors, shapes and forms of spaces we encounter on a daily basis, yet fail to pay attention to them.

On a daily basis we visit numerous places and take them for granted, acknowledging their existence yet failing to pay attention to the beauty they behold. ‘Extra Ordinary’ brings the viewer to these places and invites people to stop and stare, to come closer and to take in the structures they easily overlook. It encourages us to marvel at the world, ask questions about how it’s being created and what influence it truly has on our daily existence. 

I document the shape of natural and man-altered environments and the effects it has on our daily lives and rituals. When taking photographs, I collect images of seemingly ordinary objects and situations, continually pushing myself to live my life with open eyes. I am heavily inspired by the 1970’s New Topographics movement, which has created a basis for appreciating unexpected beauty in a world we ourselves have created.