Foot Candles 2
Digital photographic print
22 x 18 inches
Paul is interested in how we as individuals create a personal identity, through the use of possessions and environment. With our choice of “props” we communicate to the world what parts we are playing. Paul has an ongoing photographic series illustrating the private creative world of artists. The series both functions as a document recording the environment in which each artist creates their art, as well as an artistic interpretation of what goes on in the artist’s mind at the time of creation These portraits visually and emotionally integrate the artist with their own creative processes. The surreal representation of artist and their work in these portraits emphasizes the theatricality inherent in this process.
Each of Paul’s images is a single exposure, lit only by shining an ordinary flashlight beam over the subjects in a darkened room. Each artist portrait exposure takes 15-45 minutes. There are no darkroom or computer manipulations involved in making the prints.