A Few Thoughts on Photography – Vol. II (2018-ongoing)

Donning the white gloves and hoping for magic.

Wondering about photography, the medium which I am so fond of, I am thinking through doing. In this series of photo-vignettes I set out to learn everything about photography, wanting to create moments where all things photographic intersect. Looking at our understanding and expectations of the medium, its curiously murky nature, technical matters and instruments and its various physical manifestations.
Taking a photograph can seem so simple: a push of a button, almost objet trouvé, a recording of photons meeting molecules. It is mysterious and emotional, with aesthetics and instincts coming to play, but also decidedly rooted in the scientific. Here I am thinking about photography as creativity through optics, chemistry, software and code, while making use of the experience of looking as well as theories on issues ranging from composition to institutional critique.

Shown first at Galleri Format as part of Rest Assured in Unknown Places and then at Röda Sten Konsthall.

Hand coloured gelatine print