Andrew B. Myers

Wednesday May 16, 2012 Written by tim

Canadian photographer Andrew B. Myers shoots in a surreal, alternative reality of pale pastel colours, vintage objects and curious juxtapositions.

A disembodied hand gives the finger to a Rubik's cube, old VHS cassette tapes are set up as dominoes and an 'inaccurate solar system' has golf and billiard balls orbiting a disco ball sun. It's a world of Etch-a-Sketch and View-a-Matic toys, origami and Scrabble. The sinister (white power spilling out of an envelope) sits alongside the punny (a sausage dog surrounded by sauce bottles). Seemingly random objects are placed in vast, scenic landscapes.

Myers has a uniquely Canadian view of the world. "I think I was inspired quite a bit by that faded National Film Board of Canada vernacular style of photograph taken in the '70s and '80s," he says. "It's really cool to see something at one point that really made us stand apart in a weird way."