Norm Diamond has visited countless estate sales, photographing objects that evoke sadness, humor, and ironic commentary on our cultural history. The articles defy conventional expectations: a science project from 1939, a century-old letter from a rejected lover, and a complete collection of Playboy magazines. Poignant photographs of these possessions reveal clues about otherwise unknowable people. These items take on a life of their own, both in these photographs and in the idea that they will now move on to new owners.
Norm Diamond is a fine art photographer with a previous career in interventional radiology. His work has been shown at the Houston Center for Photography, the Davis Orton Gallery, and the Griffin Museum of Photography. In 2015 he was named a finalist in the 2015 Photolucida Critical Mass competition, and his work has been featured on Lenscratch, Slate.com, PDN, and aCurator.
Author: Norm Diamond
Publisher: Daylight Books
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 10.20h x 10.10w x 0.60d
About the Author
Norm Diamond has been photographing estate sales in Dallas for over a year. Photos from "What Is Left Behind - Stories From Estate Sales" have been shown at the Houston Center for Photography, the Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, NY, and at the Griffin Museum of Photography. Based on this series, he was named a finalist in the 2015 Photolucida Critical Mass competition. Pictures from his previous projects have been exhibited in juried group shows including A. Smith Gallery, TX, PhotoPlace Gallery, VT, Center for Fine Art Photography, CO (June 2016), as well as several online galleries. His work has also been featured on several blogs: Lenscratch, Elizabeth Avedon, Julie Grahame, Slate.com, and PDN Photo of the Day, .