Photographer William Miller captures the unexpected abstract beauty on a New York canal's surface

Date
26 February 2013
Reading Time
1 minute read

Last year photographer William Miller wowed us with his Ruined Polaroids project, a stunning study of colour and texture produced using a broken Polaroid SX-70. The same unerring eye for finding visual gold in unlikely places is present in his newest body of work, Gowanus Canal. William is able to capture some real beauty in the scummy surface of this Brooklyn waterway, strange patterns and colours that take on the ethereal quality of abstract art under his expert lens. Flotsam and jetsam has never looked so good.

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William Miller: Untitled. Gowanus Canal

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William Miller: Untitled. Gowanus Canal

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William Miller: Untitled. Gowanus Canal

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William Miller: Untitled. Gowanus Canal

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William Miller: Untitled. Gowanus Canal

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William Miller: Untitled. Gowanus Canal

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William Miller: Untitled. Gowanus Canal

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William Miller: Untitled. Gowanus Canal

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William Miller: Untitled. Gowanus Canal

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William Miller: Untitled. Gowanus Canal

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William Miller: Untitled. Gowanus Canal

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Rob Alderson

Rob joined It’s Nice That as Online Editor in July 2011 before becoming Editor-in-Chief and working across all editorial projects including itsnicethat.com, Printed Pages, Here and Nicer Tuesdays. Rob left It’s Nice That in June 2015.

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