Thursday, March 24, 2011

Susan Derges

Susan Derges is something of an alchemist. A photographer exploring the camera's ability to allude to the invisible rather then merely record the visible. In fact, she often doesn't use a camera at all! Much of her work is the result of a loosely controlled physical interaction with the natural world, laying photo paper in and amongst the elements and using ambient, evening light to expose them. She has also revealed the latent physicality of sound waves as they leave impressions of themselves through other mediums. I first heard of her through a large, beautiful collection of her work, simply and approriately entitled Elemental.

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