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Photography: Grant Harder's photography shows how dramatic the everyday can be

Posted by Emily Beber,

Grant Harder’s life sounds, well, enviable. After sending in his unbelievably beautiful photography publication that saw dramatic landscape shots of Chinese mountains run across double page spreads, followed by crisply photographed people going about their everyday lives – driving huge hangings of garlic on the back of motorbikes, walking across spectacularly coloured bridges or just sitting in markets– all of which was then printed upon newsprint and surrounded by delicate Chinese type, we did some research. And it turns out that his practice is, very simply “a process of placing himself in situations that allow for interesting things to happen.”

These placings have lead him around Vancouver, to China to the Yukon, Montana and all around Europe to name a few. A lot of interesting things happened, but even better, a lot of pretty normal things have become spectacular simply by being seen through Grant’s camera lens.

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    Grant Harder: Spanish Banks for The Wall Street Journal

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Posted by Emily Beber

Emily worked with us as an editorial intern during her summer break from the Royal College of Art and wrote for the site between August and September 2013.