Ambigious Spaces (2003 - 2008)

C-Prints, dimensions variable

The photographic image seems to be inseparably linked to two questions: “When was this taken?” and “Where is it?”

The convention of reading photography as documentation obscures the fact that the photographic image is first and foremost a construction, no matter how realistic it may look like. Other than a painting or drawing , photography is rarely reviewed as the fantastic image it is.

Photography is a medium with a flat surface and any space depicted in it can only be suggested. The process of transformation that takes place once a three-dimensional space in front of the camera is transformed into a two-dimensional image is determined by colours, reflections, transparent or semi-transparent elements etc. 

They create a depth of field or on the contrary stress the flatness of the photographic image. Scale, perspective, the flatening or deepining functions of different lenses, the accentuation of fore-or background and digital manipulation are the tools to suggest space in the medium of photography, that will nevertheless always remain two-dimensional.

Independent of their origins all the photographs in “Ambigious Spaces” talk about these very basic decisions when constructing an image. Through the strong formal composition that traverses all works in this series the viewer can glance through a realistic fog onto the image.