The series explores the interruption of the photographer and the removal of 'place' whilst playing with scale and context. Photographed in darkness using the technique of painting with light and a hand made lighting prostheses, Arcanum questions the re-presentation of a public space at night with unique results inviting the viewer to engage critically with the images and question what they see. The resulting images are mysterious, obscure and esoteric. The series, focusing entirely on follies found in one public park, intentionally isolates a small area of the frame against a striking black background, the objective being to produce the final images, as visualized, in camera with minimal postproduction.
Sophie Barr • Niamh Hannon • Grace Kiernan • Karl Leonard • Lauren McKenna • Mel OReilly • Daniel Siberry • Francesco Taurisano • Roisin White •