SIMON DEVITT – ‘I see you there’
February 5 – 26 2010
I see you
I see you there
We trust our eyes too much. The picture is not always what they insist it must be.
The other senses are profoundly important in how we view the scene. In truth, the camera is the mechanism that takes care of the visual element. It’s nature is to attempt to capture the real.
That is not the challenge for me. My pursuit is to capture the whisperings of the architecture, to represent how it feels to be there.
I always spend time being still in the environment I am charged with photographing. I listen as much as I watch. I wait to hear its breath. This is how I find what is really in the space.
Perhaps my approach is a dichotomy to what we expect a photograph to provide. I want to strip the image of the artificial. I want to expose its heartbeat, seduce it. I want to hear it. I want it naked.
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