This photo is of my lift. Its situated in the dining room and rises into the back bedroom. The point of view is looking upward from the dining room toward the hole in the ceiling and the upstairs back bedroom beyond.
The general approach I aim for in photography is to try and make statements or express things that work at different levels so that people who know about photographic culture and history can recognise any associations or connections my image might have toward it, and that people who no nothing of that culture and history can enjoy the photo for what it is.
Thus this image offers a discourse (Roland Barthes) about difference and how my life is fundamentally different from non disabled peoples lives. Like many of my photos it take its inspiration from the New Realists/Objectivity movement of the 1920s by aiming to reveal rather than transform the referent by offering people a new way of looking at the subject.
Only you can decide whether my approach works or not.
I’m not familiar at all with the New Realists Movement but you’re certainly offering a new way of poking at something.
Thanks for the comment Catherine. Did you mean looking at something rather than poking? The New realists were interested in revealing form via photography rather than transforming it – I like a lot of their work.
Oops! I meant looking of course. Just had a thought – revealing form via photography is like light sculpture.
Good point, I’d not looked at the photo in that way until reading your comment.