sams saloon

A solo exhibition in a domestic salon space during London’s Photomonth. Objects chosen by thirty lone parents in Hackney and were photographically scanned during visits to their homes and enlarged to epic proportions.

Assuming an individuality when appearing alone and a more anonymous presence when seen as a whole, the human referent being both present and absent at the same time, the talismanic nature of the object is revealed. The illuminated surface detail becomes hyper-real.

””Whilst photography can be included within the mimetic structures which were used increasingly in nineteenth century science it’s precise use at the intersections of photographic naturalism and scientific integrity suggests it belongs to different, but inter-related, micro-structures of visibility.”

Elizabeth Edwards. In Visible Light .

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