A World Wide Medium
Do you see any parallels between the historic spread of photography and the transmission of digital imagery today?
Can you think of any problems associated with the speed at which the photograph moves?
I often think about how photography has been used in the daily lives of people since it became an accessible medium that most anyone can use as a form of expression and documentation.
In my opinion, photography, to this day still has a grasp on us the way it did when in the 1800s and I feel that, it is very much human nature to want to share our lives be it curated, an honest documentation or a projection of a lifestyle that we want to be associated with, with people within and outside of our social groups.
The difference today is that we have the technology that allows us to produce and consume images faster than before that the value and impact of the image, I feel can sometimes be missed. Which makes the subject of the photo easy to be overlooked or misunderstood.
Windows on the world
What do you make of the mirror and window analogy?
As a practitioner do you identify more closely with one or the other?
As a photographer I use my work mostly as a window. I have always been interested in using my camera as a way of communicating from day one. My interest came mostly out of a desire to connect with my family, friends, and myself. I was born in the US and raised in the south of England, two very different worlds that I wanted to understand each other, and photography was a very natural way for me to form that connection, by capturing small parts of that daily life from each side.
I still aim to do that with my work now, but I realize that the photo you want to create as a window, is very much a reflection of the situation you create as the photographer.
A gathering to say goodbye to my father in law, who passed away a few months before. // June 2016 // Wyoming USA.