Austin Reynolds was born in St. Augustine, Florida in 1993. He currently resides in Petaluma, California where he is working toward a degree in photography at Santa Rosa Junior College. Before his passion for photography began he was a chef for several years working endless hours with ‘the brigade’. In kitchens from St. Augustine to Charleston to Sonoma he was taught organization and grit, which he later applied to his photography. Mise en place (everything in its place) is a philosophy he brings to his photos. Reynolds finds photography to be a way of bringing oneself into someone else’s life and surroundings.
Five & Dime: “a store that sells many different small items at low cost, such as things for your house.” This series is a modest collection of photos taken in Petaluma, California, some fifty miles north of San Francisco. The artist believes that it is good to photograph your surroundings and keep consistency. There is meaning there and a kind of integrity that can be discovered when photographed. Revealing what is close and personal to you can be difficult. Austin Reynolds manages to find the beauty in the ‘garden variety’, whether at his local grocery store or while taking evening walks.
View more of Austin Reynold's work on his website.