Portfolio Naples October 2018 - Page 27

the X COLL TION JEFF MILSTEEN: THE ART OF ABANDONED SPACES www.milsteen.smugmug.com Jeff has been an avid photographic enthusiast for over 25 years. His photographs have been featured in a variety of local and national publications, as well as numerous exhibitions in the Southeast. Most recently, the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta featured a solo exhibition of his work entitled “Shuttered:e Art of Abandoned Spaces.” Artist’s Statement “Photography is a means of capturing discrete moments in time and preserving them for viewers to consider in the context of their own life experiences. Although my photography encompasses many genres, I am particularly drawn to abandoned spaces, rich with the remnants of common history and the quiet dignity of decay. ese places simultaneously evoke the aspirations of earlier times and the sadness and surrender of loss. Photographing them lends a sense of preservation and permanence to an otherwise fleeting existence and often offers rare glimpses into places seldom seen by casual observers.” PORTFOLIO MAGAZINE 25