What I Look at is Never What I Wish to See
Viral internet memes (an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture) that fleetingly appear on online sharing platforms create important questions about the perception of photography. The particular images in recent circulation employ a variety of optical deceptions that weaken our assumptions of a photograph's ability to sincerely testify. They directly undermine our process of reading a photograph and, moreover, challenge our associations with looking and seeing. Influenced by the internet phenomena, this project exposes the instability of accurate recognition. Through utilising various methods of optical illusion, the produced imagery is aiming to allude to more than what is literally depicted within the photographs and therefore deceit.
Kyle Adams • Jemma Blundell • Pixie Bowles • Maisie Cousins • Tom Delion • Alex F. Webb • Esme Horne • Jure Kastelic • Barnaby Kent • Meg Lavender • Aaron Law • Reinis Lismanis • Maya Nogradi • Lottie Pugh • Patrick Raimondi Taylor • Florence Sharp-Mitchell • Cedar Shaw • Iona Sherwood • Grace Towner • Craig Wye •