Wednesday, 23 March 2011
Work from Find a Falling Star.
“I use the process of taking photographs as a vehicle for thinking. When I set out to take pictures I usually have no fixed or pre-determined end-point. My method of working gives me the space to be constantly reflective and this in turn permits my work to develop in new and unforeseen directions. While the scene is being ‘thought’, I am able to ruminate on what might otherwise have remained hidden. I simultaneously engineer and happen upon my photographs.
An interest in ambiguity – like the co-existence of intimacy and of distance – underscores my work. These paradoxes are encapsulated in the photographic image: a still frame that holds so many tensions, but at the same time is entirely opaque and doesn’t provide a clear answer. One cannot look behind the image to ‘find out’.” – Regine Petersen