September 2018, Keele University
Existing photographic theory predominantly concerns itself with the photograph as either evidence and an extension of the eye or as a pseudo-reality where the camera removes society from itself. None however explore these concerns through photographic experimentation or with consideration for the physicality of the camera and lens in relationship to the photograph. “Untitled” explores an ongoing exchange within my practice around the idea of spectacle and the influence of photography on a collective understanding of reality. The work here reduces this conversation down to the fundamentals of photography to light and space, investigating the surface nature of the image, the space within the camera and the beginning of a photograph.