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HIGH RISE; HIGH STREET, 2020
From photography series Everything is Real. >>NEXT
Part of this series was published as a photo essay in Herri Journal - you can see the publication online here.
"In this series the artist revisits his own urban landscape photography, trying to see it afresh as if through the eyes of a child. “Reality” is a trick of perception and there are other ways of seeing it that we have forgotten.
Photography should be about seeing through another set of eyes, perceiving banal and everyday things and spaces in new ways. As a manifesto this challenges the objectivity and authoritative “truth claim” of photography,
something which has been shown as both false and politically problematic by key theorists such as John Tagg. At a time when reality itself seems to be bending out of recognition, it might be comforting to consider that how we
look at things, has a profound ability to alter what we see – but equally, we might be troubled by how little we can trust the image as evidence."