About the Photographs

 

Chronology

 

Early sixties: studied painting

 

Late sixties: made multi screen installation films

 

Seventies and eighties: made single screen films

 

Mid seventies: made diptych photographs from leftover film set materials

 

Eighties: made single image photographs and single screen films

 

Nineties and early 2000's: involved in computer generated films and some photographs

 

2003-: new photographs

 

Statement

 

The photographs are made for the camera.

 

Everything (including light) in the scene is put there.

 

This work owes more to Man Ray and Moholy-Nagy than to Evans or Bresson.

 

The photographs are self reflexive in that they describe a space that is strictly photographic. Light creates the photographic image and the photographs are about the way light creates space.

 

As with the earlier films, the materials seen in the photographs are a record of activities. Whereas the purpose of these activities is to describe the photographic space.

 

The residue of human activity is implied through the slashes and cuts left in the paper.