Objective Urban Abstractions


An interview with Jon Setter

“My process of looking involves acting as a sort of modern day flaneur. I wander up and down streets for sometimes eight hours at time, with no set plan for the day, trying to become one with a space.”

In just a short space of time, American photographer Jon Setter has developed quite an online following for his minimal urban photography. Paying meticulous attention to color and weight, he distills our complex man-made spaces into geometrically satisfying, sugar-sweet compositions, in no doubt aided by the endless blue skies of his adopted home city of Sydney. His visual vernacular is fresh and exciting, and enviably fully-formed for someone so close to the start of his photographic journey. We asked Jon to tell us a little more…