"We live in a world of quirky juxtapositions and anomalies, and sometimes it takes a photograph, a captured moment, for us to stop and see. Ave Pildas has an eye for those 'odd shots' – where everyday moments are frozen and presented to us in a pictorial frame. That frame makes us look, it makes us focus, and then we see something that we might have passed by without a second thought. He is also an inveterate traveler, and he goes to places where we have not been, with his camera ever at the ready.
When most of these photographs were taken – in the 1970s and 1980s – we were still in the Age of Analogue. That is, most of these photographs were shot on film, and processed in a darkroom. Photography had a certain preciousness then when we were aware of using up limited resources, a roll of film with 24 or 36 shots, and each shot needed to count. Ave Pildas makes his shots count, and thus, memorable."
–Scarlet Cheng is an arts writer based in Los Angeles; she has been a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times, Artscene, and Artillery art magazine, and was formerly a picture editor at Time-Life Books. Ms. Cheng also teaches art and film history at Art Center College of Design and Otis College of Art and Design.
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