Sam Foster
Untitled Still, 2017
Hand printed silver gelatine print
100 x 120cm

Through my practice, I question the conventions of photography and the photograph and its ability to capture and reproduce what is perceived as real.

Our primary exchange with a photograph — whether it be a portrait, landscape or still life — is often symbolic, that is, with what is presented to us within a flat, still image. My work seeks to change to change the understandings of the photograph and how a viewer might encounter it. Exploring the materiality of the photographic image, found imagery, blocking out, erasure and embracing the so-called technical inaccuracies creates an intriguing paradox that shifts the photograph from symbolic to the cognitive.

Courtesy of the artist.

B-side artist: Lauren Dunn

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