Photographic exploration of depth perception in photography.
I was always fascinated by the weird relationship of 3d “reality” and its 2d photographic reproduction. The viewer re-imagines this space according to aesthetic habits. Jarring contradictory or ambiguous parts of the image stress photography’s “media-ness”: the medium’s unavoidable shortcomings become the image’s possibilities.
I hunted for optical near-illusions and found my subject matter in their preconditions: the meaning of depth perception in photography; an anti-thesis to documentary so-called truth and the illusion of Street Photography.
There’s a good photo book with similar images from history: “First Doubt — Optical Confusion in Modern Photography: Selections from the Allan Chasanoff Collection”.
Reprojection Error Ruhrgebiet
An earlier take on the subject, made in context of an exchange project with the Ruhrakademie Schwerte:
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