Daniel von Sturmer
In After Images the shadows of a set of subjectively 'important artefacts' (a business card, a phone, a letter...) are presented alongside generic objects from the studio, for example: a bin, some tape, a ruler... Presented at 1:1 scale, the images propose a kind of transference; the object itself may be insignificant but its subjective meaning carries weight, and its shadow leaves a space the viewer fills with their own reading.
Photographed using a specially constructed 'set' to enable the separation of an object from its shadow, the resulting image stands alone, separated from its object yet inextricably bound to the realm of signification from which it has been cast.
Daniel von Sturmer is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne and Sydney
Image: Daniel von Sturmer
Production Still for After Images 2013