A Page In Time
‘A Page In Time’ is an expression of self, witnessed through reflectivity and the intricate spaces found within reflections. Self portraiture has been an ongoing study and source of inspiration for over a decade. This series of abstracted self portraits have been taken during the pandemic. The way in which we interacted with our environment changed, and how we all adapted to the new confinements of the pandemic became the inspiration for this exploration. This was a time of transition for me in many ways. This series evolved during a time of rediscovery, reacquainting myself to the world as a full time photographer, and transitioned into my new position as co-editor for Pictorial-List Magazine. As the world was adapting to the challenges of Covid, I found that isolation was unavoidable and personal space became very important if not mandatory. At the same time these once occupied spaces became vacant canyons and caves with new spatial awareness, reflective of the transience of these times. For me this was a time to find and redefine my place in the world. They are reflections of my steps moving forward, finding inspiration in new ways of seeing. Each photograph an archeology of pieces of the past, that are reflected in the present, creating the abstraction of the future. They reflect the metamorphic evolution of change of personal reflection and growth.
‘A Page In Time’ was the obvious next step in my Self portrait work. It is an organic path developed out of the years of exploration discovering new ways to engage a self portrait and photography without the boundaries of a wall. It is a physical separation experienced in the layered pages of the accordion, allowing the viewer to step into the future with me. There are more multimedia photography projects that will rediscover self portraiture, exploring the layers in curious and inspiring new ways.
I have created a large scale Leporello (Accordion Book) as a representation of a 15 year study of self portraiture and reflection. The unfolding pages are another layer and space in my reflective world. The spread open along a semi circle table I have fabricated as part of the display. It is a journey through the solitary spaces found over the pandemic. a visual story examining the world around me and my, or our place in it.