Nathan Ward Uses Lonely Subjects for His Latest Collection

By: Jamie Danielle Munro - Published: Jul 6, 2011 • References: flickr and booooooom
There is something eerie and depressing about Nathan Ward's photography. The photos are breathtaking but the subjects have a lonely, rejected sentiment as they look lost in thought in their rural surroundings.

Nathan Ward does a great job at capturing an isolated tone for each photograph as each subject looks longingly outside of the frame. Ward even manages to capture a menacing, murderlike quality in one photo as an unidentified individual stands in the dark behind a phone booth. Even the dog looks depressed as it sits in the back of a van waiting for its long lost owner.

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