Talking to Ants by Stephen Gill. First edition (2014). First impression. Medium format hardback in fine condition. Flat signed by Stephen Gill to title page. No markings. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Talking to Ants
So, the photographs in this series were made in East London between 2009 and 2013. They feature objects and creatures that I sourced from the local surroundings and placed into the body of my camera.
I hoped through this method to encourage the spirit of the place to clamber aboard the images and also be encapsulated in the film emulsion, like objects embedded in amber. My aim was to evoke the feeling of the area at the same time as describing its appearance as the subject was both in front and behind the camera lens at the same moment.
I like to think of these photographs as in-camera photograms in which conflict or harmony has been randomly formed in the final image depending on where the objects landed.
Stephen Gill (b. 1971, Bristol, UK) became interested in photography in his early childhood, thanks to his father and interest in insects as well as his initial obsession with collecting bits of pond life to inspect under his microscope.
Stephen’s photographs are held in various private and public collections and have also been exhibited at many international galleries and museums.
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