andy mattern – average subject/medium distance
Turning the camera on its own logic, these photographs reconfigure paper guides, once used to determine exposure and other image settings. Stripped of example imagery, technical numbers, and explanatory text, these relics from midcentury photographic practice are reduced to their underlying structure. In the process of removing this information, digital traces are created, shifting the surface into a rupture between physical and virtual, analog and digital, functional and useless.
PRINT INFORMATION: Archival Pigment Prints, Year: 2018, 25.75" x 17.75", Edition: 3+2AP.
Andy Mattern: www.andymattern.com