Simulated Simulacra

Convincingly artificial, these photographs are intentionally crafted to trigger a sensation of uncertainty, seeking to simulate the impossibilities that are usually at home in the computer image by mimicking the visual properties of computer worlds. The forms defy the rules of gravity, blend, merge and confuse planes of depth and so, challenging our spatial understanding to conflict with our expectations of everyday reality. This acknowledges the digital processes that both threaten and confirm photography as a medium, that fundamentally develop our perception of the photograph.

These simulated simulations explore the moment of encounter, asking the viewer to question and challenge the veracity of the photograph, at a time when digital technologies have heightened a crisis of faith in the medium of photography. We are frequently prompted to ask ourselves the question, is it a photograph, a computer generated image or a hybrid of processes?

Review – Lancia Trendvisions