Thursday, 19 July 2012
Work from his oeuvre.
“In my recent work I have been using photography to create a different kind of document. The photographs all employ some level of digital manipulation–certain elements are obscured, exaggerated, or augmented by a variety of techniques that add to, invert, composite, or double the images back on themselves–in order to explore the kinds of language that photography might speak, and what aspects of experience it might speak about. I consider the manipulations a misuse, a form of photographic slang, a subversion of correct language. The end result produces images that are in a way pseudo-scientific, in a way ontological, but also realistic or experiential, an exacerbation of the gaps between photography as a tautological investigation, and photography as a practice of everyday life.” – Aaron Hegert