WASHINGTON -- Looking for some artful moodiness during the holidays?
Us, too -- that's why we're excited about photographer Avi Gupta's Wednesday artist talk, where he'll discuss the photographs in his "lonesum" exhibition on view at Civilian Art Projects until Dec. 1.
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Gupta began shooting the images featured in this show in 2006. Most were taken in and around D.C., where Gupta lives and works as director of photography at U.S. News & World Report.
"They are found situations I’ve encountered during my day-to-day activities," he tells The Huffington Post. "I’m not trying to tell a story with each individual photo, instead see them as parts to a whole that’s intangible and fleeting, much like the universal quest for purpose and meaning."
As for the photos' moodiness -- it's "probably a hangover from my goth days when I used to view everything through a melancholy filter," Gupta says. "I suppose I still do, but I’d like to think I’m more mature about it now."