"We are never real historians, but always near poets, and our emotion is nothing but an expression of poetry that was lost." (from Gaston Bachelard, 'The Poetics of Space').
From the series "In Defense of Daydreaming", in which I am exploring the use of photography to express poetic themes, "the poet and the historian" represents the concept of 'history', as represented by the infinite, undulating layers of time which fade into the melting horizon, lost in the mists. Whilst the historian wants to record, the poet wants to aesthetisize history. Ultimately, can we ever really 'record' history accurately and faithfully? Who, then, gives the 'truer' account of history: the poet, or the historian?
This black and white series of photographs is shot exclusively in black and white on very fine grain film, with an ancient but beloved TLR Rolleiflex camera. The film is then scanned and the final image assembled in the digital darkroom.
Please note that artwork is supplied unmounted, but a mount cut to any size can also be supplied at a small additional cost. For certain works, different size requests can be accommodated. Please contact me for details.
All limited edition artworks now include an archival, signed limited edition label on the back of the print.
Giclée fine art photographic print using archival inks on 310gsm Hahnemuhle German Etching archival fine art paper