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Totems - Fine Art Photography


A collection of constructed obsolete technologies; they become an apparatus of the imagination inviting the viewer to place their own assumptions of what this post-apocalyptic bricolage might be.

‘Totems’ is a series of constructed still life mechanical parts which explores the machine as a non-functional object in order to see them as a new machine. These discarded parts of machinery have been collected, disassembled and reconstructed to create new forms which are often reminiscent of familiar shapes, or even other worldly. These mechanical totems have been erected using several elements that are placed and balanced on top of each other, indicative of and echoing the totem pole, the Totem pole being a sculpture that consists of different components normally representative of animals and of spirits, this is also reflected by the tribal look to the images.

All of the Artworks have been shot on 5x4 film on a large format camera and are limited edition prints available to purchase.


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