07.01.15 Representation & Abstraction

“If you want to see what a street in Singapore looks like, you can go on Google Street View. I’m not really interested in capturing reality. I think we’re a bit stuck in that rational way of looking at the world, in a particular sort of focus and perspective. That’s why I like black and white photography: it immediately becomes clear that what you’re showing is not reality. I like that reinforcement; I like the fact that you become aware that this is a representation, a simplification, or an abstraction.”

— Studio Visit: John Ryan Brubaker (via PhotographsOnTheBrain)

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