Re­con­struct­ing re­al­ity

Oliver Atwell hears how Jo­jakim Cor­tis and Adrian Son­dereg­ger ex­plored the bound­aries of doc­u­men­tary pho­tog­ra­phy by restag­ing iconic im­ages in the form of mod­els

Amateur Photographer - - 7days -

two artists have taken world-fa­mous im­ages and re­con­structed them in model form to great ef­fect

Pho­tog­ra­phy is one of the clos­est things we have to time travel. Through the dis­sem­i­na­tion of still im­ages, we can travel back and bear tes­ta­ment to events that oc­curred long be­fore our con­cep­tion. That’s per­haps the medium’s great­est power, and we so of­ten be­lieve that it is far more re­li­able than hu­man mem­ory. Mem­o­ries, as neu­ro­sci­en­tists are fond of telling us, are not records – they are re­con­struc­tions. They are patchy, fal­li­ble and open to in­ter­pre­ta­tion and ma­nip­u­la­tion. But are pho­to­graphs re­ally any bet­ter? This is, of course, an

Mak­ing of ‘Grand Prix de l’ACF’ (by Jac­ques-Henri Lar­tigue, 1913), 2016

The mod­els were fun to cre­ate, but a lot of hard work

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.