The best thing about Jon Stanley Austin’s photography is the sense one gets that he’s constantly taking pictures of anything and everything that happens to strike him as photo-worthy. Whether it’s glamorous or commonplace, no good noun is safe from a shot made by Austin, and he will take it.
While he remains perpetually the observer to his subject, his pictures still breathe life as immersive, alive and real portraits of daily living – never giving the impression of poses or artificial reality. Whether all or none of his pictures are candid, they give off that feeling of happening right in the moment, and this freshness shows what even the best photography can often lack: immediacy.
This immediacy gives each of his pictures accessibility and familiarity for the viewer, and that even though they are not your friends, your family, your viewpoint, etc. his photographs give off the sense that this is your world too, and that perhaps he is just aiming you towards one small piece to look at, one shot at a time.
Own a piece of his world here.