Reverence: Portraits of Natures Mortes, a photographic series by, Adam Williams.
Reverence highlights the details of the natural world, primarily from the mountains and wild that surround where he lives in Colorado. This work is a creative and spiritual practice of noticing the often overlooked, of spending time with it. It’s a practice of seeing with intention, and often of following intuition to discover the pieces Adam collects and photographs in his studio. In each of these natures mortes (still life, plural) there is a silent story. How did they come to bear the textures and weathered marks, the hints of life and death? Ancient stones. Sun-bleached bones. Remnants of a bird or deer that have come to rest, and whatever has followed for those remnants — until they land in Adam’s hands. Reverence is the work of noticing and revering the simple.