Cy DeCosse


Three Asian Onions

2015: Nature In Love

Cy brings his background of artist and art director to the art of photography. His love of photography began in Florence, Italy as a Fulbright student. His learning continued as he collaborated with many of America’s best photographers in his career as an agency Art Director. Cy believes in close, intimate images that show ordinary things in a surprising new light. He paints backgrounds that “float” the subject in a world of its own. Alternative processes give his images a look that is different and appropriate to the moment.

“As I walk through life, little things happen. I sort of catch them out of the corner of my eye, and I just see them, and they impact me… I guess I’m constantly making photographs, and although I don’t know quite how that happens, it’s just the way my brain works. Looking for and noticing the little things that people miss. And so if I could state a basic philosophy about photography, I would say that I have no statement to make, nothing political, but I only want to make something interesting to look at. The things that I shoot are mostly the normal things that you see all around you-food, flowers. But I get into the way that the crumb breaks and how the nut falls out.”

-Cy DeCosse