Viewfinders – Examining How These Screens Inform And Shape Our Photographic Vision

Posted by Peter Nitsch | November 19th, 2012 Share

Viewfinders - Meggan Gould

What do we look at photographically, and what do we ignore? How does the camera both free and constrain our vision? Those are the questions that drive Meggan Gould, a photographer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of New Mexico.

Meggan Gould’s work relies on the typological impulse of the large format camera to carefully examine several distinct arenas of contemporary vision. She says, “I am particularly drawn to the surface value of mundane, framed spaces: blackboards, computer screens, and the backs of photographs have served as starting points. These surfaces, consistently rendered valuable/visible primarily through the introduction of text, are pre-framed picture spaces both ubiquitous and resonant within our daily realities—revealing, but rarely imaged. I am fascinated with how we frame spaces, both in-camera and in the world at large, and, similarly, how we curate what takes place within the resultant rectangular forms.”

Her Viewfinders series is separating the viewfinder’s quirks from the world beyond and Gould is examining how these glass and plastic forms inform and shape our photographic visions. ❚

Viewfinders - Meggan GouldViewfinders - Meggan GouldViewfinders - Meggan GouldViewfinders - Meggan GouldViewfinders - Meggan GouldViewfinders - Meggan Gould Flattr this

Tagged with , , ,

Alone By Rebecca Toh

Alone By Rebecca Toh

Singapore based commercial and editorial photographer Rebecca Toh is hugely influenced by the ability of a film to tell moving, layered stories, and thus works to inject this sense of the cinematic - the emotion, the life, the warmth - into the images of her short series Alone. Toh explains, that "when I think back …

Animalia By Kevin Lee

Animalia By Kevin Lee

The word "animal" comes from the Latin word animalis, meaning "having breath". In everyday colloquial usage the word incorrectly excludes humans. Kevin WY Lee’s street photography Animalia is a unique piece of visual documentary, a short poem. In Animalia (disambiguation) the founder of The Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA) gives a imaginative view on the taxonomic …

Past Forward By Vincent Fournier

Past Forward By Vincent Fournier

In Past Forward (360 Publishing, ISBN 978-9081935708, $65.70), a limited edition book, photographer Vincent Fournier collects the last years of his work on 5 cycles: Space Project, The Man Machine, Tour Operator, Brasilia and Synthetic Biology. Fournier attempts in his images to create allegories of childhood dreams, where reality blends effortlessly with fiction. "The meaning …

Tap And Dye’s Legacy Porter Shoulder Camera Strap

Tap And Dye’s Legacy Porter Shoulder Camera Strap

Tap & Dye camera straps are for style conscious individuals who are passionate about photography and gear. The company specializes in gorgious handcrafted leather goods with a focus on camera straps. The new addition to the Legacy line of camera straps is being called Porter (can be cut from 34" [86 cm] up to 52" [132 …

A Movement Against Screen Schmutz

A Movement Against Screen Schmutz

New York-based brand strategy and product design consultancy Aruliden just made cleanin’ fun. Together with Danish company AM, the studio created a new product line of all-in-one screen cleanin’ sprays, wipes, cloths and pumps to get all your gadgets lookin’ good. "Much of bacteria and dirt is invisible to the eye. But the facts about the …

The Imaginative World Of Puzzleman Leung

The Imaginative World Of Puzzleman Leung

Imaginative Taipeh-based photographer Puzzleman Leung captures mysterious, humorous and blurred scenes that the young talent creates in his mind. Influenced by Guy Bourdin and Rinko Kawauchi the resulting unique images radiate something timeless as if Puzzleman captured a fleeting moment that might not even took place in real life. With a tendency to "off color" …

Comments are closed.