‘MET’ photo series makes art of people appreciating art

by Gannon Burgett

posted Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 2:06 PM EDT


Photographer Garry Waller has long had a fascination with shooting in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Juxtaposing the pieces of art with the visitors who come to admire them, his images capture a broad range of emotions, from absolute awe to profound boredom.

Beyond the people and art, the stark lighting and neutral color palette of the museum offer up a perfect scene for his subjects. “A goldmine of possibilities for a photographer,” he shared.

As for gear, he keeps it simple: a Leica M240 and a Summilux 35mm. The perfect combination for understated museum photography.

Below are a collection of images from his series, MET:



To keep up with Waller and his work, you can follow Tumblr, where he is consistently posting new work.

(via Photography Served)

Image credits: Photography by Garry Waller, used with permission