Continuing with my explorations of in-camera texture effects. There’s something fascinating about layering as an element of setting up a photo. It adds a certain amount of chance into the equation. And that’s all for the good.
Being personal, too, is increasingly important. It seems that when there is a bodily presence in my work there is a better response from viewers. Something about skin gets into people’s heads and they react. Especially when there is also some level of abstraction to make it difficult to grasp quickly.
The photo becomes its own reality; separate, or distinct, from the everyday, humdrum world. A trace of an interiority, mysterious, luminous.