The History of Photography continued...
These images are from an Installation at Studio 817 in Fort Worth,March 2007. It is a continuation of the History of Photography series of installations that explores the camera and the process of image making as a serious counterpoint in the dialogue of photographic meaning.
We often look at the image and the photographer seperately from the machine when discussing the meaning of a photograph. But I've come to recognize the integral nature of the machine in image making and investigate that link through this series of installations.
There is a stack of encyclopedae precariously positioned on the floor of the gallery with a compact flash card from a digital camera suspended above it. The top encyclopedia is opened to a page about the camera and suggests a link between the text, the technology and the camera.
The other installation piece is a slide projector that projects an image from a previous installation onto a camera and book titled "Text Photo Text". The book ocillates on a turntable and there are photo strips suspended above the assembly. As the light from the projector hits the book, the resulting image flicker on the projection screen 4 ft. in front of the assembly.The flicker and the elements of flash, pictures, text and revolving motion delves into the connection of the mechanics and the photograph.