Clayton Cotterell, a photographer based in Portland, revels in the spontaneity of the photographic medium. The brief encounters with light, color and shape seek naturally occurring abstractions, without being associated to any particular place.

In the simplicity of the depicted objects they are even more fascinating and refer to the continual evolution of photographic language at large. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally as well as appeared in numerous publications. He is represented by Ampersand Gallery in Portland.

All images © Clayton Cotterell