Art of the Everyday.
Everyday people, places, and things can be unique and beautiful. The Art of the Everyday is a collection of these moments caught on film and preserved forever. This is the first drop in an 8 part series from photographer Kelly Christine Sutton.
About the Collection
Pre-covid and pre-parenthood, I traveled a lot. Alongside me in those travels (and in my daily life) is my trusty 35mm ﬁlm camera: a sleek and sturdy metal Nikkormat from the 80’s. One of my friend’s dads gave it to me in high school after it collected years of dust. At the time I had no idea just how important it would become to me and my art and I quickly gave it a new life. Over the past 15 years, I’ve shot hundreds of rolls of ﬁlm containing people, places, and things on this same camera. These are subjects I ﬁnd unique, beautiful, or humorous, but also unforgotten, easy-to-miss, and worthy of attention. As small as an insect or as grand as a landscape, each image encompasses a story or a memory of what feels like a former life in a pre-pandemic world that I sometimes long for. These photos mean a lot to me, and many of them you’ll ﬁnd here in this tiny corner of the internet. <br/>
This drop is the first of 8. Each drop will have 10 unique original pieces. When the next drop is announced owners of the previous drop will all be whitelisted for the next one.
About the Artist
I grew up in a creative, artistic family in a tiny East Texas pineywood town called “Golden"... Population: 300-ish. My medium of choice at 14 became photography and I got obsessed with documenting everything. Eventually, a film camera was put into my hands and I ran with it. I’d sit at Walmart’s One Hour Photo, antsy to see if my scans were exposed correctly since my camera only worked in manual mode. What I didn’t know, I figured out on my own through time and practice, photographing everything and everyone that would let me. By the end of high school, I didn’t know what I wanted to do for a career but I did know one thing: I was not going to be a professional photographer (ha). I knew I needed to be creative and work with people, so when a small fashion design school pamphlet came across my desk, I went for it. Despite my appreciation for Golden’s quaint charm and nostalgic, comfortable familiarity, the big city of Dallas called to me. Not too far, not too close. Turns out, I ended up preferring photographing my college design projects than I did actually designing them. An associate's degree later, and lots of side-hustle photography jobs doing weddings, family, and senior photography under my belt, I found myself at a crossroads: join the workforce in the competitive fashion world or keep doing what I knew I was good at. So after being let go of my first fashion job before I even got to start (budget cuts), I took on more and more photo work while documenting life and travels with my film along the way. Fast forward over a decade, I’ve built my confidence simultaneously as a business owner and an artist, giving respect to both worlds, alongside being a wife and mama. I appreciate that you’re here in this little corner of the internet and I hope my work speaks to you the way it does to me.