2018 Finalists

James VERDON

Artist statement: Prior to mid-2017, I used my mobile phone as a data-capture device for images in an incidental and often unconsidered way. In this series, named for Edison’s early film production studio, I rely on my phone to capture photographs in an approximation of the ways that I might practice with a more traditional camera. I am interested in discovering the many ways in which the specifics of this camera might influence the photographic outcome, rather than changing my practice to accommodate the apparatus. Preserving the same image-creating intent in making these images, is tempered here by a fixed lens that is wider than I would otherwise choose, as well as a smaller sensor and a markedly different form factor.

Untitled  2017
from the series After The Black Maria
chromogenic print
20.0 x 15.0 cm
courtesy of the artist

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