The photographs in First Season remind me a bit of Edward Weston’s photographs of the Southwest in their search for the iconic through a clean, unvarnished modernism. Whereas Weston would have always dipped toward abstraction, Clayton grounds his images in a reverence for the South, especially the Appalachian South. The remembrance of decay on the land, the oddball moments within small town fairs. But always present the keen observation of light and shadow on the land, and how it animates our desires. I think the subject of these photographs may be the key to this collaboration, a kind of sympathy, almost eulogy for transient gesture, character, and light.
—Michael Loderstedt, Professor Emeritus, Kent State University School of Art
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