What do we mean when we say “caught my eye”?
Observations by Simon Bernhardt are primarily photographed using an iPhone. These still lifes of everyday scenes reveal the obscure and mundane.
The images are taken in a signature style Bernhardt is well known for, square, mostly centred and viewed straight on.
Bernhardt captures the natural world that is commonly absent and arbitrary, with settings that are random and accidental.
His compositions suggest a certain level of descriptive detail, where many images harness a poetic question of what details appear and which do not.
Looking at the overlooked is a distraction that produces a certain sense of dullness.
Bernhardt welcomes our gaze with stillness and order.