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In “Local Color,” Caroline M. Bailey Captures Vintage Savannah

Posted by on June 11, 2018 | Student Photography

A recent graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), where she received her BFA in Photography, Caroline M. Bailey uses the city where she went to school as a source of inspiration.

In “Local Color,” she captures a part of Savannah, Georgia that has remained untouched by gentrification.

She writes in a statement about the work: “This community is integral to the identity of Savannah, but is not always readily thought of or appreciated. It is full of heart and soul, as it processes a sense of individualism among the houses, businesses and establishments.”

Focusing on vintage cars, cracked pavement, and gas stations that still use analog pumps, the series captures the beauty of the city even in seemingly desolate places. Vintage signs are graphically pleasing; houses, even tiny ones, are painted in vibrant shades of lavender.

“Cars and signs are both reoccurring motifs that arise throughout the series, the former speaking to the car culture that is prevalent, the latter serving as physical hints of time and place,” Bailey says.

To see more of Bailey’s work, visit her website, or follow her on Instagram.

Below is a selection of works from “Local Color.” All of the works are © Caroline M. Bailey.