Photographer and writer Moyra Davey considers taking pictures as an act similar to taking notes or making quotes. Her photographs capture humble and mundane objects found within a lived-in space. The images are modest in scale and are taken with a macro lens and printed from home. Her focus on the everyday represents aspects of our daily lives that often go unnoticed. Selective details take center stage: the top of a refrigerator, a bookshelf, a tabletop, a desk surface, a junk drawer, or even the space under the bed. What makes her photographs interesting, useful, necessary and moving is her capacity to pause and reconsider everyday objects. You too can create new ways of looking at seemingly simple things for your own investigations as part of Foreign Object.

Moyra Davey, Shure, 2003


Moyra Davey, Copperhead #81, 1990

Moyra Davey, Untitled (GLAD), 1999