The Image Maker
Describe your process. I make durational photographs, either on video screens or as printed images. My work is about looking, and how looking often takes place in time, in duration. What is your first memory of making art? As a kid, I remember lying in bed watching the shadows and flickers of light from passing cars on the walls and ceiling of my room. This seemed like projection of the unknown and something that was worth trying to capture. How does Los Angeles inform your work?
This city has a lot of space in between things. As a result, there are a lot of unfixed moments. Things can get caught in these eddies and form their own logic, which also can make [for] good pictures.
What was your a-ha! art moment?
Watching Steve Jobs’s 2004 keynote introduction of the “one more thing” Apple cinema display with 4 million pixels. This screen let me put video that looked like a photograph on the wall of my gallery. That completely changed my life.
I’m going to try and make a film. I started off as a filmmaker and rejected it to make durational photographs. Now I’m ready to take what I’ve learned from recording near-still moments and apply it back to the narrative of cinema. owenkydd.com