2012

 

In 2012 I started making scanned images using a flatbed scanner.

I began to think about what was a photograph if I didn’t use a conventional lens system, and what was a photograph if I put things onto a light sensitive surface and moved it around. I am interested in addressing abstraction in photography, which also means looking at the side of photography that is about the sensitised surface, the sense of touch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was thinking a lot about representation as abstraction. Going back and forth between abstraction and references to things that were tangible and the 'index' when selecting and combining my scannings and photographic images. The images are all to be considered as individual works presented in groups. Decisions for selecting and combining were made on a simple level of putting images together that share some compositional similarities, forms or colour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The scanned materials can be all kinds of things, usually that which is close to hand will end up in my images. My materials are always chosen for the way they can be sculpted or the way they respond to light. Rather than identifying the scanned material I am more interested in the compositions and the formal vernaculars of the scanning which to me is also an exploration of the image constantly growing malleability increased by technological development. The method is about manipulating elements of light, movement and time.

Photograph of snow. 93x69cm