Art You Should Know About #6: Cody Cobb

This week, the photographer of the modern day Wild West

You might call Seattle-based photographer Cody Cobb the Bear Grylls of the art world.

He wanders the American West with just a simple point and shoot camera, yet his resulting images are hauntingly beautiful, seductive documents of a remarkable landscape. 

“Light and landscape are always unexpected. I shoot when I feel moved by that sense of discovery" he explains.

Cobb’s photography captures the uncanny silence of earth without human interference. Take works like 'Sierra #22' (above). It’s hard to imagine standing on this mountaintop, and yet you feel as though you can step right into the picture.

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“There’s so much to see on this rapidly changing planet” says Cobb. His images transport you there, which is why you should know about them.

Lisa Temple, Senior Manager of Curation and Content at Art.co.uk suggests: “To emphasise the crisp quality of these photos, choose bright white mats and soft, rustic grey or brown frames. Natural frames compliment the subject matter and allow the brilliant colour in Cobb’s work to really shine.”


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MORE ART YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT:

Helen Frankenthaler 
John Dominis 
Pure Evil
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