November 23, 2012

john grant: monuments and distant memories

john grant @ minimal exposition
branch and cedar

john grant @ minimal exposition

john grant @ minimal exposition

john grant @ minimal exposition

john grant @ minimal exposition

john grant @ minimal exposition

john grant @ minimal exposition

we seem to live in a fractured world. my attempt here is to use a new process that helps to express the feeling of distance from and longing for the past. i have been collecting the elements for several years, though this body of work came together within the last few months. the selections i made, the process that i used and the intensity of the finished product kept pulling me ahead.
i like that this work is not always literal, leaving the mind and spirit to interpret and also making it quite different from normal documentary photography. i like that i’ve been able to use photography as a form of self-expression.

a note about the process: this work was done by printing archival pigment inks onto film and then transferring the image to yupo synthetic paper. distortions and imperfections are random and unpredictable.
john grant - october 2012

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more by john grant:
the language of water
fairy tales
other tales
reveries and beyond


Susanne said...

interesting to read about the process of these images

much sense of bygone era
beautiful images, especially the pier
I'd like to walk there