Another part of the exhibition Elements of Learning Dis-abilities / Differences I displayed a series of large scale gelatin silver prints that explored my collection of school icons and idols, School Artifacts. These objects were documented with a 4x5” copy camera and studio lighting. I set up the objects, camera, and lighting to cast a shadow to intentionally make the picture plane very shallow. I wanted the elements of photography to free the viewer from the perceived pictorial space in photographs and experience the interplay between elements that appear on the surface of the print.
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