Simultaneous Perspectives Set I and Set II show the photographic result of 3 pinhole cameras shooting simultaneously, over a period of 15 minutes.
In these long exposure portraits with pinhole camera, the subjects performance is recorded and depicts them between absence and presence. It is no longer the resemblance that is important but the reference that takes precedent
My intention as photographer and daughter is to fight against her memory loss. The subject, my mother through motion erases her own image in the photograph. In this work memory and loss co-exist. Essay
Living Room 2007
My intention as photographer and daughter is to fight against her memory loss. The subject, my mother through motion erases her own image in the photograph. In this work memory and loss co-exist.
I wished to go against to my mother’s state of memory loss by creating this repetition of image. Contrarily, her motion in the still image erased aspects of the event and caused a loss of representation.
Using the pinhole camera to investigate aspects of time and its relationship to memory locates this body of work in the artists childhood. The strong contrast in subject matter creates a sense of duality.
Late Night Walks
Police signage indicating nefarious activity, pose the background to these locations. The photographs were taken in Belfast and London.
Within each diptych desire is the communication between two images. There is a sense of longing. The tension created is forever in pivot. When the object of desire is satisfied, desire vanishes. In ‘desire’ the object is not reached.
Only Beauty Will Do
These images were taken in a Russian village outside Moscow with a Polaroid impulse auto focus camera.
all images - lisa byrne © 2010