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“The Valley Few”: A New Large-Format Print Series from Photographer Matthew Williams

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“The Valley Few”: A New Large-Format Print Series from Photographer Matthew Williams

March 29, 2021
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Above: In a corner of Matthew’s Brooklyn loft, which he shares with his wife Allison Hirsch and their daughter Origin, hangs a luminous framed photo from the Palace collection. The Lovers Armchair by Rooms is from The Future Perfect.

Almost a decade ago, we started working with the talented New Zealand-born/NYC-based photographer Matthew Williams on our first Remodelista book; we’ve been happily collaborating ever since. Matthew shot our two subsequent books—Gardenista and The Organized Home—and we’re now hard at work on our fourth book (stay tuned!). Over the years, Matthew has played a huge part in defining the “Remodelista look,” as we call it. So when Matthew emailed to let us know he was launching The Valley Few, a new project he developed during Covid, we were keen to learn more.

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Above: “We offer curated, limited edition, large photographic prints produced in Brooklyn using the giclée process, which incorporates archival ink and archival substrates. The handling of the prints follows archival guidelines of the highest quality and standards.”

“My intention with the Valley Few series is to explore the wonderful abstract chaos in nature and cities,” Matthew says. “There is a symmetry at work in the two, given the cocktail of distance and time. Try as we might to control and order them, cities bloom in ways that quickly veer off what is planned, as does the persistent and brilliant natural world. With this collection I attempt to capture the disorder of repeat. The uniformity of tumult to show the beauty in both these worlds. At times mixing the two to create an abstract unconscious awareness in color and form for what the future holds.”

Here’s a look at some favorites:

A cityscape from the Palace series.
Above: A cityscape from the Palace series.
A print from the Outside series.
Above: A print from the Outside series.
A print from the High Five series.
Above: A print from the High Five series.
A floral arrangement from the You and Me series.
Above: A floral arrangement from the You and Me series.
A print from the Tomorrow series.
Above: A print from the Tomorrow series.
A seascape from the Shipping and Receiving series.
Above: A seascape from the Shipping and Receiving series.
A print from the Peace series.
Above: A print from the Peace series.
A print from the Take Me There series.
Above: A print from the Take Me There series.

For more work by Matthew Williams, see:

The Architects’ Studio on Cape Cod

A Luminous, Euro-Style Row House in Washington, DC, Courtesy of Studio Oink

14 Lessons in Minimalism from the Glass House

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